FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD FEBRUARY 15 TO FEBRUARY 19
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
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
Hearing: Virtual Hearing – Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide
Thursday, February 18, 12:00 PM
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
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
Hearing: The Supreme Court’s Shadow Docket
Thursday, February 18, 2:00 PM
House Floor Activity
There are no votes scheduled on the House floor this week.
Senate Committee Activity
Hearings to examine the Coronavirus crisis, focusing on paving the way to an equitable recovery
Thursday, February 18, 11:00 AM
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
Senate Floor Activity
The Senate stands adjourned for pro forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, February 16th at 10:00am
- 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:
- 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.