FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD SEPTEMBER 28 TO OCTOBER 2

U.S. House of Representatives

House Committee Activity

Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Hearing: Pathway to a Vaccine: Ensuring a Safe and Effective Vaccine People Will Trust – Virtual Hearing

Wednesday, September 30, 11:30 AM
Witness Panel
Dr. Helene Gayle, M.D., MPH, Co-Chair, Committee on Equitable Allocation of Vaccine for the Novel Coronavirus, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Dr. Ashish K. Jha, M.D., MPH, Dean, School of Public Health, Brown University

Dr. Ali S. Khan, M.D., MPH, MBA, Dean, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Duke University

Dr. Paul A. Offit, M.D., Director, Vaccine Education Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Support Documents

  • Notice of Virtual Hearing [PDF]
  • Briefing Memo [PDF]

More information and webcast available here.

 

Financial Services

Task Force on Financial Technology
Hearing: Virtual Hearing – License to Bank: Examining the Legal Framework Governing Who
 Can Lend and Process Payments in the Fintech Age
Tuesday, September 29, 12:00 PM
Webex
Witness Panel
Mr. Raúl Carrillo, Policy Counsel, Demand Progress Education Fund; Fellow, Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund
Mr. Everett K. Sands, Chief Executive Officer, Ledistry
Mr. Arthur E. Wilmarth Jr., Professor Emeritus of Law, George Washington University Law School
Mr. Brian Knight, Director, Innovation and Governance Program, Mercatus Center

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Hearing Memo [PDF]

More information and webcast available here.

 

Judiciary

Full Committee
Markup: H.R. 7370 the Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2020; H.R. 2648 the Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019; H.R. 8366 To amend title 11 of the United States Code to increase the amount of the allowable homestead exemption. or the Protecting Homeowners in Bankruptcy Act of 2020; H.R. 8354 To establish the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative within the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and for other purposes

Tuesday, September 29, 2:00 PM
2141 Rayburn HOB
Text of Legislation

  • H.R. 7370, the “Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2020” [PDF]
  • H.R. 2648, the “Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019” [PDF]
  • H.R. 8366, To amend title 11 of the United States Code to increase the amount of the allowable homestead exemption. or the “Protecting Homeowners in Bankruptcy Act of 2020” [PDF]
  • H.R. 8354, To establish the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative within the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and for other purposes. or the “Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020” [PDF]
  • H.R. 5227, the “Technology in Criminal Justice Act of 2019” [PDF]

Amendments

  • H.R. 2648 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute – Nadler [PDF]
  • H.R. 7370 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute – Nadler [PDF]
  • H.R. 8366 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute – Nadler [PDF]
  • H.R. 5227 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute [PDF]

More information and webcast available here.

Full Committee
Hearing: Copyright and the Internet in 2020: Reactions to the Copyright Offices Report on the Efficacy of 17 U.S.C. 512 After Two Decades

Wednesday, September 30, 12:00 PM
2141 Rayburn HOB
More information and webcast available here.

 

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
Hearing: Proposals to Strengthen the Antitrust Laws and Restore Competition Online
Thursday, October 1, 1:00 PM
2141 Rayburn HOB
Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]

More information and webcast available here.

 

Oversight and Reform

Oversight and Reform Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
Hearing: Hybrid Hearing with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II
Friday, October 2, 9:00 AM 2154 Rayburn HOB
Witness Panel
The Honorable Alex M. Azar II, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
More information and webcast available here.

 

Small Business

Full Committee
Hearing: How COVID-19 is Impacting Small Businesses Across the Food System
Wednesday, September 30, 10:00 AM
2175 Rayburn HOB
Witnesses
Ms. Kimberly Gorton, President and CEO, Slade Gorton & Co., Inc., Boston, MA, on behalf of the National Fisheries Institute
Mr. Jimmy Wright, President, Wright’s Market, Opelika, AL, on behalf of the National Grocers Association
Mr. Rob Larew, President, National Farmers Union, Washington, DC
Mr. Collin Castore, Owner, Seventh Son Brewing, President, Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA), Columbus, OH
Hearing Record

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Hearing: Witness List [PDF]

More information and webcast available here.

 

Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations
Hearing: Preventing Fraud and Abuse of PPP and EIDL: An Update with the SBA Office of Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office
Thursday, October 1, 10:00 AM
2360 Rayburn HOB
Witness Panel
Mr. Hannibal “Mike” Ware, Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General, United States Small Business Administration, Washington, DC
Mr. William Shear, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, United States Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
Hearing Record

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Hearing: Witness List [PDF]

More information and webcast available here.

 

 

House Floor Activity

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:

Legislation Providing Relief Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic In a notice sent at the end of legislative business last week, House Majority Leader Hoyer indicated that “The House continues to be ready to act on legislation to provide needed relief to the American people prior to the October district work period.” Legislative text has not yet been posted. The House Rules Committee has not yet noticed business related to such a measure.

 

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

  • H.R. 360 Cyber Sense Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 359 Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 362 Energy Emergency Leadership Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 1289 PHONE Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R 8134 Consumer Product Safety Inspection Enhancement Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 8128 Consumer Safety Technology Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 1754 Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 8132 American COMPETE Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 4764 TRANSPLANT Act of 2019 [PDF]
  • H.R. 5373 United States Anti-Doping Agency Reauthorization Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 4439 Creating Hope Reauthorization Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 4078 EARLY Act Reauthorization of 2019 [PDF]
  • H.R. 2468 School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 3131 South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 5572 Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 2075 School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019 [PDF]
  • H.R. 7948 Tribal Health Data Improvement Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 5469 Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 1109 Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 2519 Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 4861 Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act of 2019 [PDF]
  • H.R. 4996 Helping MOMS Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 7293 STANDUP Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 3539 Behavioral Intervention Guidelines Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 5760 Grid Security Research and Development Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 5139 Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act, as amended [PDF]
  • S. 2638 Friendly Airports for Mothers Improvement Act [PDF]
  • S. 4075 RLF Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 5912 Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 4470 To rename the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, as amended [PDF]
  • H.Res. _ Reaffirming the House of Representative’s commitment to the orderly and peaceful transfer of power called for in the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes [PDF]
  • H.R. 5901 Technology Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 7340 Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 7496 COVID PREPARE Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 5736 Transnational White Supremacist Extremism Review Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 5780 Safe Communities Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 5823 State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 5822 Homeland Security Acquisition Professional Career Program Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 5811 TSA Personnel Workplace Improvement Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 5804 DHS Blue Campaign Enhancement Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 8124 Criminal Judicial Administration Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 7718 Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Women in Custody Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 8225 Fight Notario Fraud Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • S. 2330 Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 6813 Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act [PDF]
  • S. 3051 America’s Conservation Enhancement Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 5126 DESCEND Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 5068 Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act [PDF]
  • S. 3758 A bill to amend the Klamath Basin Water Supply Enhancement Act of 2000 to make certain technical corrections [PDF]
  • H.R. 1603 Alain Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]

 

 

U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity

 

Commerce

Full Committee
Business meeting to consider an authorization to subpoena the attendance of a witness for purpose of a hearing to Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer, Twitter; an authorization to subpoena the attendance of a witness for purpose of a hearing to Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer, Alphabet Inc., Google; and an authorization to subpoena the attendance of a witness for purpose of a hearing to Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Facebook
Thursday, October 1, 10:00 AM
SD-106
More information and webcast available here.

 

Judiciary

Full Committee
Business meeting to consider S.4632, to amend title 17, United States Code, to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to modify the scope of protection from civil liability for “good Samaritan” blocking and screening of offensive material, and the nominations of Benjamin Joel Beaton, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, Kristi Haskins Johnson, and Taylor B. McNeel, both to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, and Thompson Michael Dietz, of New Jersey, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

Thursday, October 1, 10:00 AM
SR-325
Agenda
I. Nominees

Benjamin J. Beaton, to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky

Kristi Haskins Johnson, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi

Taylor B. McNeel, to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi

Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, to be a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida

Thompson M. Dietz, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

  1. Bills
  2. 4632, Online Content Policy Modernization Act(Graham)

More information and webcast available here.

 

Senate Floor Activity

The Senate stands adjourned to then convene for pro forma session only, with no business being conducted on Monday, September 28th at 2:45pm.

When the Senate adjourns on Monday, it will next convene at 3:00pm on Tuesday, September 29th.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.8337, Continuing Resolution.

During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the bill. The filing deadline for first degree amendments is 4:00pm Tuesday.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.8337, CR.

Tuesday, September 29th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.8337, Continuing Resolution.
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