FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD FEBRUARY 22 TO FEBRUARY 26

U.S. House of Representatives

House Committee Activity

Appropriations

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

Hearing: Oversight of the Internal Revenue Service
Tuesday, February 23, 10:00 AM
Webex
Witness Panel
The Honorable Charles P. Rettig, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Internal Revenue Service
More information and webcast available here.

 

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Hearing: The Judiciary’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2022

Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 AM
Webex

Witness Panel

The Honorable John W. Lungstrum, Chair, Judicial Conference Committee on the Budget

The Honorable Roslynn R. Mauskopf, Director, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

More information and webcast available here.

 

Budget

Markup: A bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 S. Con. Res. 5..
Monday, February 22, 1:00 PM
Webex
Bill Text: A bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of S. Con. Res. 5

More information and webcast available here.

 

Financial Services

Hearing: Virtual Hearing – Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy
Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 AM
Webex

Witness Panel
The Honorable Jerome H. Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Support Documents

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

More information and webcast available here.

 

Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, Hearing: Virtual Hearing – How Invidious Discrimination Works and Hurts: An Examination of Lending Discrimination and Its Long-term Economic Impacts on Borrowers of Color
Wednesday, February 24, 3:00 PM
Webex

Support Documents

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

More information and webcast available here.

 

Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, Hearing: Virtual Hearing – Climate Change and Social Responsibility: Helping Corporate Boards and Investors Make Decisions for a Sustainable World
Thursday, February 25, 2:00 PM
Webex

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]

More information and webcast available here.

 

Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy, Hearing: Virtual Hearing – Dollars Against Democracy: Domestic Terrorist Financing in the Aftermath of Insurrection
Thursday, February 25, 10:00 AM
Webex

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]

More information and webcast available here.

 

Judiciary

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, Hearing: Reviving Competition Part 1: Proposals to Address Gatekeeper Power and Lower Barriers to Entry Online
Thursday, February 25, 10:00 AM
2141 Rayburn HOB

More information and webcast available here.

 

Rules

Business Meeting: H.R. 803 Colorado Wilderness Act of 2021 Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act; H.R. 5 Equality Act
Tuesday, February 23, 2:00 PM
H.R. 803—Colorado Wilderness Act of 2021 [Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act]

H.R. 5—Equality Act

More information and webcast available here.

 

House Floor Activity

Bills Considered Pursuant to a Rule

 

H.R. ___ American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 [PDF] This bill assembles the authorizing committee reconciliation instructions from the House Committees on Agriculture; Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Oversight and Reform; Small Business; Transportation and Infrastructure; Veterans’ Affairs; and Ways and Means for the purposes of COVID-19 pandemic relief expected valued at approximately $1.9 trillion.

 

H.R. 5 Equality Act [PDF] This measure would expand protections under federal civil rights laws to cover sexual orientation and gender identity.

 

H.R. 803 Colorado Wilderness Act of 2021 [Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act] [PDF] This measure combines the text of H.R. 803, H.R. 878, H.R. 999, H.R. 973, H.R. 693, H.R. 1075, H.R. 577, and H.R. 1052 with some changes accumulating bills related to public lands from the House Committee on Natural Resources.

 

Bills Considered Under Suspension of the Rules

 

  • H.R. 264 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1101 Charlotte Street in Georgetown, South Carolina, as the “Joseph Hayne Rainey Memorial Post Office Building” [PDF]
  • H.R. 813 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1050 Sunset Road Southwest in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the “Jose Hernandez Post Office Building” [PDF]
  • H.R. 772 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 229 Minnetonka Avenue South in Wayzata, Minnesota, as the “Jim Ramstad Post Office” [PDF]
  • H.R. 208 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 West Main Street, Suite 102 in Tupelo, Mississippi, as the “Colonel Carlyle ‘Smitty’ Harris Post Office” [PDF]
  • H.R. 546 Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act [PDF]
  • H.R. _ PRRADA [PDF]

 

U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity

 

Armed Services

Hearings to examine emerging technologies and their impact on national security
Tuesday, February 23, 9:30 AM
SD-106
Witness Panel
Dr. Eric E. Schmidt, Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures

Mr. Brad L. Smith, President, Microsoft Corporation

General Herbert J. Carlisle, USAF (Ret.), President And Chief Executive Officer, National Defense Industrial Association
More information and webcast available here.

 

Banking

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearings to examine the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress
Tuesday, February 23, 10:00 AM
Webex
Witness Panel
The Honorable Jerome H. Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
More information and webcast available here.

 

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearings to examine the coronavirus crisis, focusing on next steps for rebuilding Main Street
Thursday, February 25, 9:30 AM
Webex
Witness Panel
Mr. Joe DeLoss, Founder And CEO, Hot Chicken Takeover

Ms. Jessica Milano, Board Member, Small Business Majority
More information and webcast available here.

 

Budget

Budget, Business meeting to consider the nomination of Neera Tanden, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Wednesday, February 24, Time to be announced
S-207
Witness Panel
Mr. Craig Jelinek Chief Executive Officer, Costco

Ms. Cindy Brown Barnes Government Accountability Office, Director of Education, Workforce, and Income Security

Ms. Cynthia Murray Walmart worker Hyattsville, MD

Mr. Terrence Wise McDonald’s worker Kansas City, MO
More information and webcast available here.

 

Energy and Natural Resources

Hearings to examine the nomination of Debra Anne Haaland, of New Mexico, to be Secretary of the Interior
Tuesday, February 23, 9:30 AM
SD-366
More information and webcast available here.

 

Finance

Finance, Hearings to examine the nomination of Adewale O. Adeyemo, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
Tuesday, February 23, 10:00 AM
SD-215
More information and webcast available here.

 

Finance, Hearings to examine the nomination of Katherine C. Tai, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador

Thursday, February 25, 10:00 AM
SD-215
More information and webcast available here.

 

HELP

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Hearings to examine the nomination of Xavier Becerra, of California, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
Tuesday, February 23, 10:00 AM
SD-430
More information and webcast available here.

 

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Hearings to examine the nominations of Vivek Hallegere Murthy, of Florida, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, and to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, and Rachel Leland Levine, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary, both of the Department of Health and Human Services
Thursday, February 25, 10:00 AM
SH-216
More information and webcast available here.

 

Intelligence

Intelligence, Hearings to examine the nomination of William Joseph Burns, of Maryland, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; to be immediately followed by a closed hearing in SVC-217
Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 AM
SR-301
More information and webcast available here.

 

Judiciary

Hearings to examine the nomination of Merrick Brian Garland, of Maryland, to be Attorney General, Department of Justice
Monday, February 22, 9:30 AM
SH-216
More information and webcast available here.

 

Hearings to examine the nomination of Merrick Brian Garland, of Maryland, to be Attorney General, Department of Justice
Tuesday, February 23, 10:00 AM
SH-216
More information and webcast available here.

 

Small Business

Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Business meeting to consider the nomination of Isabella Casillas Guzman, of California, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration
Wednesday, February 24, 2:30 PM
SD-215
More information and webcast available here.

 

 

Senate Floor Activity

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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