FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD MARCH 2 to MARCH 6

U.S. House of Representatives

House Committee Activity

Agriculture

Hearing: The State of the Rural Economy with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue
Wednesday, March 4 10:00 AM
1300 Longworth HOB
Witness Panel: 
The Honorable Sonny Perdue, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
More information and webcast available here.

Appropriations

Subcommittee on the Departments of Transportation, and House and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Hearing: Department of Housing and Urban Development Budget Request for FY2021

Wednesday, March 4 10:30 AM
2358-A Rayburn HOB
Witness Panel:
The Honorable Ben Carson, Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
Hearing: Buyer Beware: Fake and Unsafe Products on Online Marketplaces
Wednesday, March 4 10:00 AM
2123 Rayburn HOB
Witness Panel:
Dharmesh Mehta, Vice President of Worldwide Customer Trust and Partner Support, Amazon
Amber Leavitt, Associate General Counsel and Head of IP, eBay
Jeff Myers, Senior Director for Intellectual Property, Apple
Andrew Love, Head of Brand Security / Investigations / Global Enforcement, Specialized Bicycles
David Friedman, Vice President, Advocacy, Consumer Reports
Lori Wallach, Director, Global Trade Watch, Public Citizen
Support Documents:
Hearing Notice [PDF] More information and webcast available here.

Financial Services

Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy
Hearing: The Traffickers’ Roadmap: How Bad Actors Exploit Financial Systems to Facilitate the Illicit Trade in People, Animals, Drugs, and Weapons
Wednesday, March 4 10:00 AM
2128 RHOB
Witness Panel:
Travis L. Adkins, Lecturer, African & Security Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Dr. Togzhan Kassenova, Senior Fellow, Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES), Center for Policy Research, SUNY-Albany
Celina B. Realuyo, Adjunct Professor, The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs
Gretchen Peters, Executive Director, Center on Illicit Network and Organized Crime (CINTOC) and The Alliance to Counter Crime Online (ACCO)
Angel Nguyen Swift, Founder and Director, STAT (Stand Together Against Trafficking) and Advisor, Enigma Technologies

Text of Legislation:
H.R.___: the Stopping Trafficking, Illicit Flows, Laundering, and Exploitation Act (McAdams) [PDF] H.R. 1387, the CONFRONT Act (Kustoff) [PDF] Support Documents:
Hearing Notice [PDF] Hearing Memo [PDF] More information and webcast available here.

Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance
Hearing: Drivers of Discrimination: An Examination of Unfair Premiums, Practices, and Policies in the Auto Insurance Industry

Wednesday, March 4 2:00 PM
2128 RHOB
Witness Panel:
Douglas Heller, Insurance Expert, Consumer Federation of America
Elizabeth Kelleher Dwyer, Superintendent of Insurance, the State of Rhode Island, on behalf of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Eric Poe, CPA and Chief Operating Office, CURE Auto Insurance
Sonja Larkin-Thorne, Consumer Advocate (retired)
Erin Collins, Vice President- State Affairs, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Text of Legislation:
H.R. 1756, the Preventing Credit Score Discrimination in Auto Insurance Act (Tlaib) [PDF] H.R.___: the FAIR Study Act (Tlaib) [PDF] Support Documents:
Hearing Notice [PDF] Hearing Memo [PDF] More information and webcast available here.

Small Business

Hearing: Building Blocks of Change: The Benefits of Blockchain Technology for Small Businesses
Wednesday, March 4 11:30 AM
2360 Rayburn HOB
Witness Panel:
Mr. Shane McRann Bigelow, CEO, Ownum, LLC, Cleveland, OH, Testifying on behalf of the Chamber of Digital Commerce
Ms. Dawn Dickson, CEO, PopCom, Columbus, OH
Mr. Marvin Ammori, General Counsel, Protocol Labs, Wilmington, DE, Testifying on behalf of the Blockchain Association
Mr. Jim Harper, Visiting fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC
Hearing Record:
Hearing Notice [PDF] Hearing: Witness List [PDF] More information and webcast available here.

Ways and Means

Hearing: The Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Tuesday, March 3 10:00 AM 1100 Longworth HOB
Witness Panel:
The Honorable Steven Mnuchin, Secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury
Hearing Record: 
Committee hearing advisory available here.
More information and webcast available here.

House Floor Activity

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:

H.R. 1140 Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 [PDFThis legislation would make changes to the employment framework under which Transportation Security Officers work while serving the Transportation Security Administration.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

Financial Services and Foreign Affairs legislation is expected on the floor.

List of Suspensions:

  • Res. 387 Condemning continued violence against civilians by armed groups in the Central African Republic and supporting efforts to achieve a lasting political solution to the conflict, as amended [PDF]
  • R. 4508 Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act, as amended [PDF]
  • 1678 Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019, as amended [PDF]
  • Res. 230 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States condemns all forms of violence against children globally and recognizes the harmful impacts of violence against children, as amended [PDF]
  • R. 5003 Fair Debt Collection Practices for Servicemembers Act, as amended [PDF]
  • R. 5932 Ensuring Chinese Debt Transparency Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • R. 5931 Improving FHA Support for Small Dollar Mortgages Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • R. 4351 Yes In My Backyard Act, as amended [PDF]

U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity

Appropriations

Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2021 for the Department of Transportation

Wednesday, March 4 10:00 AM
SD-192
Witness Panel:
The Honorable Elaine Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
More information and webcast available here.

Banking

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine threats posed by state-owned and state-supported enterprises to public transportation

Thursday, March 5 10:00 AM – SD-538
Witness Panel I:
The Honorable John Cornyn, United States Senator, Texas
The Honorable Tammy Baldwin, United States Senator, Wisconsin
Witness Panel II:
Mr. Michael O’Malley, President, Railway Supply Institute
Mr. Scott Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing
Ms. Emily de La Bruyère, Principal, Horizon Advisory
Mr. Frank J. Cilluffo, Director, McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security and, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, Auburn University
More information and webcast available here.

Commerce

Hearings to examine 5G supply chain security, focusing on threats and solutions
Wednesday, March 4 10:00 AM – SR-253
Witness Panel:
Mr. Steven Berry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Competitive Carriers Association
Mr. Rick Corker, President of Customer Operations for the Americas, Nokia
Mr. Jason Boswell, Head of Security, Network Product Solutions, North America, Ericsson
Dr. James Lewis, Senior Vice President and Director of the Technology Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
More information and webcast available here.

Judiciary

Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
Hearings to examine big tech and Beijing
Wednesday, March 4 2:30 PM – SD-226
More information and webcast available here.

Senate Floor Activity

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 2, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #357, S.2657: Advanced Geothermal Innovation Leadership Act.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed. If cloture is invoked, and the Senate begins consideration of the bill, we expect Senators Murkowski and Manchin to offer a substitute amendment.

Monday, March 2nd at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #357, S.2657:
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