FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD MARCH 22 TO MARCH 26

U.S. House of Representatives

 

House Committee Activity

Appropriations

 

Subcommittee on the Departments of Transportation, and House and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Hearing: Creating Equitable Communities through Transportation and Housing
Thursday, March 25, 2:30 PM
Webex
Witness Panel
Mr. Dorval R. Carter, President, Chicago Transit Authority

Mr. Steve Kirk, President, Rural Neighborhoods Incorporated

Ms. Elizabeth Kneebone, Research Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, University of California, Berkley

Dr. Catherine L Ross, Regents’ Professor, Schools of City and Regional Planning and Civil and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
More information and webcast available here.

 

Coronavirus Crisis

 

Hearing: Remote Hearing on Rooting Out Fraud in Small Business Relief Programs
Thursday, March 25, 12:00 PM
Webex
Support Documents

 

Energy and Commerce

 

Hearing: LIFT America: Revitalizing our Nation’s Infrastructure and Economy
Monday, March 22, 11:00 AM
Webex
Witness Panel
The Honorable Ernest J. Moniz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Energy Futures Initiatives, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

  • Witness Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Testimony Appendix A [PDF]
  • Witness Truth-in-Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF]

Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, Former Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Witness Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Testimony Appendix A [PDF]
  • Witness Testimony Appendix B [PDF]
  • Witness Truth-in-Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF]

The Honorable Michael O’Rielly, Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission, Principal, MPORielly Consulting, LLC

  • Witness Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Truth-in-Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF]

The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution, Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

  • Witness Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Truth-in-Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Text of Legislation
  • H.R. 1848, the “Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s America Act” [PDF]

Support Documents

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

More information and webcast available here.

 

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Hearing: Disinformation Nation: Social Media’s Role in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation

Thursday, March 25, 12:00 PM
Webex
Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]

More information and webcast available here.

 

Financial Services

 

Hearing: Virtual Hearing – Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response
Tuesday, March 23, 12:00 PM
Webex
Witness Panel
The Honorable Janet L. Yellen, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

 

The Honorable Jerome Powell, Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Support Documents

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

More information and webcast available here.

 

Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance
Hearing: Virtual Hearing – Preserving a Lifeline: Examining Public Housing in a Pandemic

Wednesday, March 24, 12:00 PM
Webex
Click here for the Committee Memorandum.
Legislation

  • H.R. ____, the “Public Housing Tenant Protection Act of 2021.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Supporting Seniors and Tenants in Subsidized Housing Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Public Housing and Section 8 Operational Response Act for COVID-19.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Act of 2021.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Promoting Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Repeal the Faircloth Amendment Act of 2021.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Affordable Housing Preservation Act.”
  • H.R. 1904, the “Broadband Justice Act of 2021.”
    Witness Panel
  • Adrianne Todman, CEO, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
  • Brian Gage, Executive Director, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Tamir Mohamud, Commissioner and Vice-President, Minneapolis High-Rise Representative Council
  • Oscar Durán, Executive Director, Municipal Housing Agency of Council Bluffs
  • Michael Hendrix, Director of State and Local Policy, Manhattan Institute
    More information and webcast available here.

Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy, Hearing: Virtual Hearing – Ending Exploitation: How the Financial System Can Work to Dismantle the Business of Human Trafficking
Thursday, March 25, 12:00 PM
Webex
More information and webcast available here.

 

Small Business

 

Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure
Hearing: The Interaction Between the Paycheck Protection Program and Federal Acquisition Rules: What it Means for Government Contractors
Tuesday, March 23, 12:00 PM
Webex

Witness Panel

Mr. Greg Bingham, Partner, HKA, Washington, DC

Ms. Susan Moser, Partner, Cherry Bekaert, Tysons, VA

Ms. Robin Greenleaf, PE, Chief Executive Officer, Architectural Engineers, Boston, MA, on behalf of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

Mr. Carlos A. Penin, PE, President, CAP Engineering, Coral Gables, FL

Hearing Record

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

More information and webcast available here.

 

Transportation and Infrastructure

 

Hearing: The Administrations Priorities for Transportation Infrastructure
Thursday, March 25, 11:00 AM
2167 Rayburn HOB
More information and webcast available here.

 

House Floor Activity

There are no votes scheduled in the House this week. The next meeting for pro forma session is scheduled for 11:00 AM on March 23, 2021.

 

U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity

Banking

 

Hearings to examine the quarterly CARES Act report to Congress
Wednesday, March 24, 10:00 AM
Webex
Witness Panel
The Honorable Janet L. Yellen, Secretary, Department of the Treasury

The Honorable Jerome H. Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
More information and webcast available here.

 

Hearings to examine the American Rescue Plan, focusing on shots in arms and money in pockets
Thursday, March 25, 10:00 AM
Webex
Witness Panel
Ms. Amy K. Matsui, Director Of Income Security And Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center

Ms. Sharon Parrott, President, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

 

Budget

 

Hearings to examine the tax code, focusing on making the wealthiest people and largest corporations pay their fair share of taxes
Thursday, March 25, 11:00 AM
SH-216
Witness Panel
Ms. Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Ms. Amy Hanauer, Executive Director, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy

Mr. Gabriel Zucman, Associate Professor of Economics University of California, Berkeley

Ms. Abigail E. Disney, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Fork Films, Chair & Co-Founder, Level Forward
More information and webcast available here.

 

HELP

 

Hearings to examine the nomination of Cynthia Minette Marten, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of Education
Wednesday, March 24, 10:00 AM
SD-430
Witness Panel
Cynthia Marten, San Diego, CA

More information and webcast available here.

 

HSGAC

 

Hearings to examine the 2020 census and current activities of the Census Bureau
Tuesday, March 23, 2:30 PM
SD-342
Witness Panel
Ron S. Jarmin, PH.D., Acting Director, United States Census Bureau

  1. Christopher Mihm, Managing Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Nick Marinos, Director, Information Technology & Cybersecurity, U.S. Government Accountability Office

More information and webcast available here.

 

Finance

 

Hearings to examine how U.S. international tax policy impacts American workers, jobs, and investment
Tuesday, March 23, 10:00 AM
Webex
Witness Panel
Kimberly Clausing, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax Analysis), United States Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC

Pam Olson, Former Assistant Secretary For Tax Policy, United States Department of the Treasury, Washingto , DC

Chye-Ching Huang, Executive Director, The Tax Law Center, New York University School of Law, New York, NY

James R. Hines Jr., Ph.D., Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor Of Economics And L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor Of Law, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
More information and webcast available here.

 

Senate Floor Activity

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00 PM on Monday, March 22, 2021.

 

Following the prayer and pledge, we expect that Karen Gibson will be sworn in as Senate Sergeant at Arms. Following the swearing-in and Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #17, Martin Joseph Walsh, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Labor, post-cloture.

 

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Walsh nomination.

 

During Thursday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following items:

 

  1. Executive Calendar #32, Shalanda D. Young, of Louisiana, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

 

  1. Executive Calendar #39, 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 for a term of four years.

 

  1. Executive Calendar #40, Rachel Leland Levine, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services.

 

  1. Executive Calendar #38, David Turk, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.

 

  1. Executive Calendar #30 Adewale O. Adeyemo, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

 

  1. Motion to proceed to Calendar #11, H.R.1799, PPP Extension Act.

 

Monday, March 22 at 5:30 PM, 1 roll call vote:

 

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #17, Martin Joseph Walsh, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Labor.
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