FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD FEBRUARY 15 TO FEBRUARY 19

 In Financial Services Week Ahead

U.S. House of Representatives

House Committee Activity

While not yet noticed, the House Committee on Budget is expected to conduct further work related to the reconciliation process for COVID-19 pandemic relief so that the unified bill can receive a floor vote during the week of February 22, 2021.

 

Energy and Commerce Committee

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Hearing: Connecting America: Broadband Solutions to Pandemic Problems

Wednesday, February 17, 11:00 AM
Webex
Witness Panel
Mr. Matthew F. Wood, Vice President of Policy and General Counsel, Free Press Action

Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent, Topeka Public Schools

Mr. Christopher M. Shelton, President, Communications Workers of America

Mr. Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Association
Support Documents

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

More information and webcast available here.

 

 

Financial Services

Full Committee
Hearing: Virtual Hearing – Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide

Thursday, February 18, 12:00 PM
Webex
Witness Panel

Vlad Tenev, Chief Executive Officer, Robinhood Markets, Inc.
Kenneth C. Griffin, Chief Executive Officer, Citadel LLC
Gabriel Plotkin, Chief Executive Officer, Melvin Capital Management LP
Steve Huffman, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Reddit
Keith Gill, Investor, Roaring Kitty

Republican Witness – Jenifer Schulp from CATO – Just added

More information and webcast available here.

 

Judiciary

Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
Hearing: The Supreme Court’s Shadow Docket

Thursday, February 18, 2:00 PM
Webex

More information and webcast available here.

 

 

House Floor Activity

There are no votes scheduled on the House floor this week.

 

 

U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity

Banking

Full Committee
Hearings to examine the Coronavirus crisis, focusing on paving the way to an equitable recovery

Thursday, February 18, 11:00 AM
Webex
Witness Panel
The Honorable Jamael Tito Brown, Mayor, Youngstown, Ohio

Mr. John A. Costa, International President, Amalgamated Transit Union

Mr. Jyoshu Tsushima, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Columbus

Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin PH.D., President, American Action Forum

Mr. John Cracchiolo, Manager, Sal & Jerry’s Bakery

 

More information and webcast available here.

 

Senate Floor Activity

The Senate stands adjourned for pro forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following dates and times:

 

  1. Tuesday, February 16th at 10:00am

 

  1. Friday, February 19th at 10:15am

 

When the Senate stands adjourned on February 19th, the Senate will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, February 22nd. Following the prayer and pledge, Senator Portman will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address.

 

Following the address, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #10, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, of Louisiana, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations.

 

Cloture has also been filed on Executive Calendar #11, Thomas-Greenfield, of Louisiana, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations.

 

At a time to be determined on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, notwithstanding Rule 22, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #7, Thomas J. Vilsack, of Iowa, to be Secretary of Agriculture. There will be 20 minutes for debate, equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. Following the use or yielding back of that time, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

 

Monday, February 22nd at 5:30pm – roll call vote:

 

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #10, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, of Louisiana, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations.
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