FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD MAY 18 to MAY 22

U.S. House of Representatives

 

House Committee Activity

Appropriations

Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, Department of Veterans Affairs
Response to COVID-19
Tuesday, May 19, 12:00 PM
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Witness Panel:
Dr. Paul Lawrence, Under Secretary for Benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Jennifer MacDonald, Chief Consultant to the Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
Jon Rychalski, Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
The Honorable Robert Wilkie, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs
More information available here.

Education and Labor

Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
Examining the Federal Government’s Actions to Protect Workers from COVID-19

Wednesday, May 20, 10:15 AM
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Witness Panel not yet published
More information available here.

 

House Floor Activity

There are no votes scheduled in the House this week. The House Democratic Caucus will resume normal meetings via teleconference this week with the next meeting on Monday, May 18, 2020,  at 4:00 PM Eastern and later in the week on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 2:00 PM Eastern.

 

U.S. Senate

 

Senate Committee Activity

Banking

Full Committee
Hearings to examine the quarterly CARES Act report to Congress

Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 AM
WEBEX
Witness Panel:
The Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary, Department of the Treasury
The Honorable Jerome H. Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
More information available here.

Commerce

Full Committee
Business meeting to consider S.2894, to establish a National Shipper Advisory Committee, S.2904, to direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support research on the outputs that may be generated by generative adversarial networks, otherwise known as deepfakes, and other comparable techniques that may be developed in the future, S.3681, to require a joint task force on the operation of air travel during and after COVID-19 pandemic, S.3704, to amend the Scientific and Advanced-Technology Act of 1992 to further support advanced technological manufacturing, S.3712, to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish national cybersecurity grand challenges, S.3717, to require the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to submit to Congress a plan for the modernization of the information technology systems of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, S.3728, to require the Secretary of Transportation to support the efforts of State and local governments to provide for priority testing of essential critical infrastructure workers with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), S.3729, to provide relief for the recipients of financial assistance awards from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an original bill entitled, “Registered Traveler Act of 2020”, an original bill entitled “Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2020”, and the nominations of Neil Jacobs, of North Carolina, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Finch Fulton, of Alabama, and Diana Furchtgott-Roth, of Maryland, both to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation, John Chase Johnson, of Oklahoma, to be Inspector General, Federal Communications Commission, Joseph Ryan Gruters, of Florida, Leon A. Westmoreland, of Georgia, and Rick A. Dearborn, of Oklahoma, each to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors, and routine lists in the Coast Guard
Wednesday, May 21, 10:00 AM
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Agenda:

  1. S. 2894, Federal Maritime Commission National Shipper Advisory Committee Act of 2019, Sponsor: Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.
  2. S. 2904, Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks (IOGAN) Act, Sponsors: Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Jerry Moran, R-Kan.
  3. S. 3681, A bill to require a joint task force on the operation of air travel during and after COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes, Sponsors: Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
  4. S. 3704, Advanced Technological Manufacturing Act, Sponsors: Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
  5. S. 3712, Cybersecurity Competitions to Yield Better Efforts to Research the Latest Exceptionally Advanced Problems (CYBER LEAP) Act of 2020, Sponsors: Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev.
  6. S. 3717, Spectrum IT Modernization Act of 2020, Sponsors: Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
  7. S. 3728, Critical Infrastructure Employee Protection Act of 2020, Sponsors: Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Todd Young, R-Ind.
  8. S. 3729, Motor Carrier Safety Grant Relief Act of 2020, Sponsors: Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., John Thune, R-S.D., Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.
  9. S.____, Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2020, Sponsors: Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Ed Markey, D-Mass., Cory Gardner, R-Colo.
  10. S. 3730, Registered Traveler Act of 2020, Sponsors: Sens. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Jackie Rosen, D-Nev., Roger Wicker, R-Miss.
  11. Nomination of Neil Jacobs, of North Carolina, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
  12. Nomination of Finch Fulton, of Alabama, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation
  13. Nomination of John Chase Johnson, of Oklahoma, to be Inspector General, Federal Communications Commission
  14. Nomination of Diana Furchtgott-Roth, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation
  15. Nomination of Joseph Ryan Gruters, of Florida, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for a term of five years
  16. Nomination of Leon Westmoreland, of Georgia, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for a term of five years
  17. Nomination of Rick Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for a term of five years
  18. Coast Guard Promotions

More information available here.

Senate Floor Activity

The Senate will convene at 3:00pm on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #564, Scott H. Rash, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Rash nomination.

During Thursday’s session of the Senate, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #564, Scott H. Rash, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona;
  2. Executive Calendar #640, James E. Trainor III, of Texas, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission;
  3. Executive Calendar #600, Anna M. Manasco, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama;
  4. Executive Calendar #601, John F. Heil III, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma; and
  5. Executive Calendar #602, John Leonard Badalamenti, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.

Monday, May 18th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #564, Scott H. Rash, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona
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