FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD SEPTEMBER 27 TO OCTOBER 1

U.S. House of Representatives

 

House Committee Activity

 

Financial Services

 

Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, Hearing: Access Denied: Eliminating Barriers and Increasing Economic Opportunity for Justice-Involved Individuals, Tuesday, September 28, 10:00 AM, 2128 RHOB & WebEx

 

Witness Panel

  • Sakira Cook, Sr. Director of the Justice Reform Program, The Leadership Conference of Civil and Human Rights
  • Jeffery Korzenik, Author, Untapped Talent
  • Dolfinette Martin, Housing Director, Operation Restoration
  • Melissa Sorenson, Executive Director of the Professional Background Screening Association
  • Marie Claire Tran-Leung, Director of Legal Impact Network, Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Text of Legislation

  • R. ___, the “Fair Chance at Housing Act [PDF]
  • R.___, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 [PDF]
  • R. ___, to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act [PDF]
  • R. ____, the “Expanding Opportunities in Banking Act,” [PDF]

Support Documents

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

More information and webcast available here.

 

Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, Hearing: The Future of Banking: How Consolidation, Nonbank Competition, and Technology are Reshaping the Banking System, Wednesday, September 29, 10:00 AM, 2128 RHOB & Virtual

 

Witness Panel

  • Paulina Gonzalez-Brito, Executive Director, California Reinvestment Coalition
  • Makada Henry-Nickie, Robert and Virginia Hartley Fellow – Governance Studies, Brookings
  • Sarah Jane Hughes, University Scholar and Fellow in Commercial Law, Indiana University School of Law
  • Desiree Jackson, Assistant Vice President for Treasury Management, Beneficial State Bank
  • Jim Reuter, Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank on behalf of American Bankers Association

Text of Legislation

  • R. 2311, Credit Union Governance Modernization Act of 2021 [PDF]
  • R. 4395, Payment Choice Act of 2021 [PDF]
  • R. 4590, Promoting New and Diverse Depository Institutions Act [PDF]
  • R. ____, Bank Merger Review Modernization Act of [PDF]
  • R. ____, Close the ILC Loophole Act [PDF]
  • R. ____, Financial Services Worker Bill of Rights Act [PDF]
  • R. ____, NCUA Oversight of Third Party Vendors Act [PDF]

Support Documents

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

More information and webcast available here.

 

Financial Services Full Committee, Hearing: Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response, Thursday, September 30, 10:00 AM, 2128 RHOB and Virtual

 

More information and webcast available here.

 

Judiciary

 

Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, Hearing: Reviving Competition Part 4: 21st Century Antitrust Reforms and the American Worker, Tuesday, September 28, 10:00 AM, 2141 Rayburn HOB

 

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]

More information and webcast available here.

 

Judiciary, Markup: Various Measures, Wednesday, September 29, 10:00 AM, 2141 Rayburn HOB

 

Text of Legislation

  • R. 3429, the “Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-commerce Act of 2021” or the “SHOP SAFE Act of 2021” [PDF]
  • R. 2883, the “Stop Stalling Access to Affordable Medications” [PDF]
  • R. 2891, the “Preserve Access to Affordable Generics and Biosimilars Act” [PDF]
  • R. 2873, the “Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2021” [PDF]
  • R. 2884, the “Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Improvements to Patent Litigation Act” [PDF]
  • R. 3617, the “Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021” or the “MORE Act of 2021” [PDF]
  • R. 2116, the “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2021” or the “CROWN Act of 2021” [PDF]
  • R. 187, “For the relief of Victoria Galindo Lopez.” [PDF]
  • R. 680, “For the relief of Arpita Kurdekar, Girish Kurdekar, and Vandana Kurdekar.” [PDF]
  • R. 681, “For the relief of Rebecca Trimble.” [PDF]
  • R. 739, “For the relief of Median El-Moustrah.” [PDF]
  • R. 785, “For the relief of Maria Isabel Bueso Barrera, Alberto Bueso Mendoza, and Karla Maria Barrera De Bueso.” [PDF]

More information and webcast available here.

 

House Floor Activity

 

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule

 

Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure) This legislation is the Senate-passed measure also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF). It would allocate $1 trillion in infrastructure spending and reauthorize certain infrastructure programs administered by the federal government.

Consideration of the Build Back Better Act, H.R. ___ The Build Back Better Act represents the House’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation proposal as approved by the House Budget Committee on September 25, 2021.

Possible Consideration of H.R. 3110 – PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (Rep. Carolyn Maloney – Education and Labor) This legislation would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to expand access to breastfeeding accommodations in the workplace among other related provisions.

Possible Consideration of H.R. 3992 – POJA Act of 2021 (Rep. Garcia (TX) – Education and Labor) This legislation would amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to apply certain protections related to older job applicants.

Possible Consideration of H.R. 2119 – Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. McBath – Education and Labor) This bill would reauthorize and expand the Family Violence and Prevention Services program through FY 2026 (pertaining to emergency shelters and victims of domestic violence.)

 

According to a notice from Majority Leader Hoyer, additional legislative items are possible.

 

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules

 

  1. H.R. 1693 – EQUAL Act (Rep. Jeffries – Judiciary)
  2. H.R. 4981 –To amend the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, to modify certain deadlines relating to the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking (Rep. Trone – Foreign Affairs)
  3. H.R. 4250 – War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act (Rep. Foxx – Foreign Affairs)
  4. H.R. 1228 – Libya Stabilization Act, as amended (Rep. Deutch – Foreign Affairs)
  5. H.R. 4686 – Cambodia Democracy Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Chabot – Foreign Affairs)
  6. H.R. 4611 – DHS Software Supply Chain Risk Management Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Torres (NY) – Homeland Security)
  7. H.R. 4089 – Darren Drake Act, as amended (Rep. Gottheimer – Homeland Security)
  8. S. 1917 – K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021 (Sen. Peters – Homeland Security)
  9. H.R. 4094 – One-Stop Pilot Program Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Katko – Homeland Security)
  10. H.R. 4682 – UAS Act, as amended (Rep. Guest – Homeland Security)
  11. H.R. 4426 – Homeland Security for Children Act, as amended (Rep. Payne – Homeland Security)
  12. H.R. 4363 – DHS Contract Reporting Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Harshbarger – Homeland Security)

 

Possible Passage of Postponed Suspensions

 

  1. S. 848 – Consider Teachers Act of 2021 (Sen. Braun – Education and Labor)
  2. H.R. 1029 – Free Veterans from Fees Act (Rep. Steube – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 1154 – Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act (Rep. McEachin – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 3533 – To establish occupational series for Federal positions in software development, software engineering, data science, and data management, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Obernolte – Oversight and Reform)
  5. H.R. 3599 – Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Khanna – Oversight and Reform)
  6. H.R. 1204 – District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Salary Home Rule Act, as amended (Rep. Norton – Oversight and Reform)
  7. H.R. 978 – Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform)
  8. H.R. 2617 – Performance Enhancement Reform Act, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform)

 

U.S. Senate

 

Senate Committee Activity

 

Banking

 

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearings to examine CARES Act oversight of the Treasury and Federal Reserve, focusing on supporting an equitable pandemic recovery, Tuesday, September 28, 10:00 AM, SH-216/VTC

 

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.

 

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearings to examine the nominations of Todd M. Harper, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board, and Judith DelZoppo Pryor, of Ohio, to be First Vice President, and Owen Edward Herrnstadt, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors, both of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Thursday, September 30, 10:00 AM, SD-106

 

Witness Panel

  • Owen Edward Herrnstadt, Member Designate, The Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • The Honorable Judith DelZoppo Pryor, First Vice President Designate, The Export Import Bank of the United States
  • The Honorable Todd M. Harper, Member Designate, National Credit Union Administration

More information and webcast available here.

 

Commerce

 

Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Hearings to examine protecting consumer privacy, Wednesday, September 29, 10:00 AM, SR-253

 

Witness Panel

  • David Vladeck, Professor and Faculty Director the Center on Privacy and Technology, Georgetown Law; former Director of the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection
  • Morgan Reed, President, The App Association
  • Maureen Ohlhausen, Partner and Section Chair (Antitrust & Competition Law), Baker Botts; former Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission
  • Ashkan Soltani, Independent Researcher and Technologist; former Chief Technologist of the Federal Trade Commission

More information and webcast available here.

 

Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security Hearings to examine protecting kids online, focusing on Facebook, Instagram, and mental health harms, Thursday, September 30, 10:30 AM, SR-253

 

Witness Panel

  • Antigone Davis, Director, Global Head of Safety, Facebook

More information and webcast available here.

 

Senate Floor Activity

 

The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.386 until 3:00pm on Monday, September 27, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #137, H.R.5305, continuing resolution to December 3rd.  At 5:30pm, the cloture motion on the motion to proceed will ripen and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture.

 

Monday, September 27th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

 

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #137, H.R.5305, CR through December 3rd

 

The Senate has reached an agreement that at a time and in an order to be determined next week, the Senate vote on confirmation of the following nominations with 1 hour of debate prior to each vote:

 

  1. Executive Calendar #333, Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs).
  2. Executive Calendar #324, Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs).
  3. Executive Calendar #331, Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs).
  4. Executive Calendar #240, Todd D. Robinson, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs).
  5. Executive Calendar #334, Jessica Lewis, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs).
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