FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD FEBRUARY 10 to FEBRUARY 14

U.S. House of Representatives

House Committee Activity

Appropriations

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Hearing: Budget Hearing: Farm Credit Administration
Wednesday, February 12 10:00 AM
2362-A Rayburn HOB
Witness Panel:
Jeffery Hall, Chairman, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation
Glen Smith, Chairman and CEO, Farm Credit Administration
More information and webcast available here.

Budget

Hearing: The Presidents Fiscal Year 2021 Budget
Wednesday, February 12 10:00 AM
210 Cannon HOB
Witness Panel:
The Hon. Russell Vought, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
More information and webcast available here.

Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Hearing: Autonomous Vehicles: Promises and Challenges of Evolving Automotive Technologies
Tuesday, February 11 10:00 AM
2123 Rayburn HOB
Witness Panel:
Mr. John Bozzella, President and CEO, Alliance for Automotive Innovation
Ms. Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
Mr. Daniel Hinkle, Senior State Affairs Counsel, American Association for Justice
Mr. Mark Riccobono, President, National Federation of the Blind
Mr. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association
Mr. Jeffrey Tumlin, Director of Transportation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Support Documents:
Hearing Notice [PDF] Briefing Memo [PDF]

Financial Services

Hearing: Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy
Tuesday, February 11 10:00 AM
2128 RHOB
Witness Panel:
Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Support Documents:
Hearing Notice [PDF] Briefing Memo [PDF]

Hearing: A Review of Diversity and Inclusion at America’s Large Banks
Wednesday, February 12 10:00 AM
2128 RHOB
Witness Panel:
Kenneth Bentsen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Diversity and Inclusion Council
Dr. Naomi Mercer, Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, American Bankers Association (ABA)
Rawan Elhalaby, Senior Economic Equity Program Manager, The Greenlining Institute
Subha Barry, President, Working Mother Media
Text of Legislation:
H.R. 5084, Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act (Meeks) [PDF] H.R. ___, Diversity Data Accountability Act [PDF] H.R.___, Mergers and Acquisition Disclosure of Diversity and Inclusion Act (Cleaver) [PDF] H.R.___, Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Banking Act [PDF] H.R.___, Diverse Investment Advisers Act (Beatty) [PDF] Support Documents:
Hearing Notice [PDF] Briefing Memo [PDF] Bank Diversity Data Report [PDF]

Hearing: Equitable Algorithms: Examining Ways to Reduce AI Bias in Financial Services
Wednesday, February 12 2:00 PM
2128 RHOB
Witness Panel:
Dr. Phillip Thomas, Assistant Professor and co-director of the Autonomous Learning Lab, College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Makada Henry-Nickie, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Governance Studies, Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative, Brookings Institute
Dr. Michael Kearns, Professor and National Center Chair, Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania
Ms. Bärí A. Williams, Attorney and Emerging Tech AI & Privacy Advisor
Support Documents:
Hearing Notice [PDF] Briefing Memo [PDF]

Oversight and Reform

Hearing: With Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham
Wednesday, February 12 10:00 AM
2154 Rayburn HOB
Witness Panel:
The Honorable Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director, United States Census Bureau
Mr. Nick Marinos, Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, on behalf of Government Accountability Office
Mr. J. Christopher Mihm, Managing Director, Strategic Issues, on behalf of Government Accountability Office
More information and webcast available here.

Science

Subcommittee on Research and Technology Hearing: More Hires Fewer Hacks: Developing the U.S. Cybersecurity Workforce
Tuesday, February 11 10:00 AM
2318 Rayburn HOB
Witness Panel:
Mr. Rodney Petersen, Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Ambareen Siraj, Director, Cybersecurity Education Research and Outreach Center, Tennessee Tech University
Mr. Joseph Sawasky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Merit Network, Inc.
Ms. Sonya Miller, HR Director, IBM Security and Enterprise & Technology Security
More information and webcast available here.

Ways and Means

Hearing: The Disappearing Corporate Income Tax
Tuesday February 11 10:00 AM
1100 Longworth HOB
Witness Panel:
Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Rebecca Kysar, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
Chye-Ching Huang, Director of Federal Fiscal Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
More information and webcast available here.

House Floor Activity

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:

H.R. 2546 Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 [Protecting America’s Wilderness Act] [PDFThis measure combines provisions from six bills approved by the House Natural Resources Committee to designate certain federal land in the western U.S. as wilderness or recreation areas with certain restrictions on energy activities and other considerations for activities of the federal government.

H.J.Res. 79 Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment [PDFThis measure would eliminate the time limit for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

Homeland Security and House Administration legislation is expected on the floor.

List of Suspensions:

  • R. 1980 Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act [PDF]
  • R. 1494 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Homeland Security Partnerships Act, as amended [PDF]
  • R. 504 DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act, as amended [PDF]
  • R. 2932 Homeland Security for Children Act, as amended [PDF]
  • R. 4737 Department of Homeland Security Climate Change Research Act, as amended [PDF]
  • R. 4432 Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act [PDF]
  • R. 4753 Drone Origin Security Enhancement Act [PDF]
  • R. 5273 Securing America’s Ports Act [PDF]
  • R. 3413 DHS Acquisition Reform Act of 2019 [PDF]
  • 2107 Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act of 2019 [PDF]

 

U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity

Banking

Hearings to examine the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress
Wednesday, February 12 10:00 AM
SD-538
Witness Panel:
The Honorable Jerome H. Powell, Chairman, The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
More information and webcast available here.

Hearings to examine the nominations of Jessie K. Liu, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, Department of the Treasury, and Judy Shelton, of California, and Christopher Waller, of Minnesota, both to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Thursday, February 13 10:00 AM
SD-538
Witness Panel:
Ms. Jessie K. Liu, Under Secretary For Terrorism And Financial Crimes-Designate, Department of the Treasury
The Honorable Judy Shelton, Member-Designate, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Dr. Christopher Waller, Member-Designate, The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
More information and webcast available here.

Finance

Hearings to examine to examine the President’s proposed budget request for fiscal year 2021
Wednesday, February 12 1:00 PM
SD-215
Witness Panel:
The Honorable Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, United States Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC
More information and webcast available here.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Hearings to examine a roadmap for effective cybersecurity, focusing on what states, locals, and the business community should know and do
Tuesday, February 11 9:30 AM
SD-342
Witness Panel:
The Honorable Christopher C. Krebs, Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Amanda Crawford, Executive Director, Department of Information Resources, State of Texas
Christopher DeRusha, Chief Security Officer, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Office, State of Michigan

Senate Floor Activity

The Senate will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, February 10, 2020.

On Monday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be US Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Brasher nomination.

Senator McConnell has filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be US Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit
  2. Executive Calendar #563, Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be US District Judge for the District of Alaska
  3. Executive Calendar #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri
  4. Executive Calendar #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
  5. Executive Calendar #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York

Monday, February 10th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be US Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit
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