FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD OCTOBER 25 TO OCTOBER 29

U.S. House of Representatives

 

House Committee Activity

 

Education and Labor

 

Education Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Hearing: Protecting Lives and Livelihoods: Vaccine Requirements and Employee Accommodations, Tuesday, October 26, 10:15 AM, Zoom

 

Witness Panel

  • Mr. Sidney Shapiro J.D., Frank U. Fletcher Chair in Administrative Law & Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Ms. Richelle Luther, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Human Resources Officer, Columbia Sportswear Company, Portland, OR
  • Mr. Scott Hecker, Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Mr. Doron Dorfman J.D., Associate Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY

More information and webcast available here.

 

Education Labor Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment, Hearing: Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Office of Federal Student Aid, Wednesday, October 27, 10:15 AM, Zoom

 

Witness Panel

  • The Honorable Richard Cordray, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid, Washington, D.C.

More information and webcast available here.

 

Financial Services

 

Financial Services, Hearing: Taking Stock of China, Inc.: Examining Risks to Investors and the U.S. Posed by Foreign Issuers in U.S. Markets, Tuesday, October 26, 10:00 AM, 2128 RHOB

 

Text of Legislation

  • H.R. _____, Accelerating Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 2072, Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act [PDF]

Support Documents

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

Witness Panel

  • Karen Sutter, Specialist in Asian Trade and Finance, Congressional Research Service
  • Samantha Ross, Founder, AssuranceMark, The Investors’ Consortium for Assurance
  • Claire Chu, Senior Analyst, RWR Advisory Group
  • Eric Lorber, Senior Director of the Center on Economic and Financial Power, Foundation for
  • Defense of Democracies

More information and webcast available here.

 

Financial Services, Hearing: Bringing Consumer Protection Back: A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 AM, 2128 RHOB

 

Text of Legislation

  • H.R. 4120, the Comprehensive Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 4277, the Overdraft Protection Act of 2021 [PDF]
  • H.R. 5484, the Financial Compensation for CFPB Whistleblowers Act [PDF]
  • H.R.____, the Protecting Your Credit Score Act [PDF]
  • H.R. ____, the Small Business Lending Disclosure Act [PDF]
  • H.R. ____, the Ensuring Pay Equity Act [PDF]
  • H.R. ____, the Holding Megabanks Accountable Act [PDF]
  • H.R. ____, the Preventing Unfair Foreclosures Act [PDF]
  • H.R. ____, the Private Student Loan Parity Act [PDF]
  • H.R. _____, the Promoting Fair Lending to Small Businesses Act [PDF]

Support Documents

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

Witness Panel

  • The Honorable Rohit Chopra, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

More information and webcast available here.

 

Homeland Security

 

Homeland Security, Hearing: Ensuring Equity in Disaster Preparedness Response and Recovery, Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 AM, 310 Canon HOB

 

Witness Panel

  • Dr. Lori Peek, Director, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Chauncia Willis, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management
  • Christopher Currie, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, GAO

More information and webcast available here.

 

Judiciary

 

Judiciary, Markup: H.R. 2377 the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021; H.R. 4777 the Nondebtor Release Prohibition Act of 2021; H.R. 963 the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act or the FAIR Act; H.R. 5677 to make technical amendments to titles 2 50 and 52 United States Code; H.R. 5679 to make technical amendments to titles 7 20 and 43 United States Code; H.R. ___ to make technical amendments to title 25 United States Code; and H.R. ___ to make technical amendments to title 34, Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 AM, 2141 Rayburn HOB

 

Supporting documentation can be found here.

 

Small Business

 

Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, Hearing: A Review of the SBIC Program, Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 AM, 2360 Rayburn HOB

 

Hearing Record

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]

Witnesses

  • Ms. Holly Huels, Founder and Managing Partner, Holleway Capital Partners, LLC, St. Louis, MO
  • Mr. Carl Kopfinger, Senior Vice President, TD Bank, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ms. Carmen Palafox, Partner, MiLA Capital, Chatsworth, CA
  • Mr. John Mickelson, Managing Partner, Midwest Growth Partners, West Des Moines, IA

More information and webcast available here.

 

House Floor Activity

 

Floor Overview

 

The House will meet with the first votes of the week expected on Monday, October 25, at 6:30 PM. Last votes are scheduled for Thursday, October 28.

 

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule

 

H.R. 2119 – Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. McBath – Education and Labor) This measure would reauthorize certain domestic violence prevention grants and programs for $270 million annually for five years (2022-2026).

 

H.R. 3992 – Protect Older Job Applicants Act of 2021 (Rep. Garcia (TX) – Education and Labor) This measure would prohibit employers from discriminatory practices based on their age with respect to the job application process.

 

According to a notice from House Majority Leader Hoyer, various measures may also be considered this week in the House:

 

  • Possible Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • Possible Consideration of the Build Back Better Act
  • Additional Legislative Items Are Possible

 

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules

 

  1. H.R. 4111 – Sovereign Debt Contract Capacity Act (Rep. Waters – Financial Services)
  2. H.R. 2265 – Financial Exploitation Prevention Act of 2021 (Rep. Wagner – Financial Services)
  3. H.R. 5142 – To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal, in commemoration to the service members who perished in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021, during the evacuation of citizens of the United States and Afghan allies at Hamid Karzai International Airport, and for other purposes (Rep. McClain – Financial Services)
  4. H.R. 5661 – Continued State Flexibility to Assist Older Foster Youth Act (Rep. Danny Davis – Ways and Means)
  5. H.R. 4035 – Real Justice for Our Veterans Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Jackson-Lee – Judiciary)
  6. S. 921 – Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act (Sen. Cornyn – Judiciary)
  7. S. 1502 – COPS Counseling Act of 2021 (Sen. Cortez Masto – Judiciary)
  8. S. 1511 – Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021, as amended (Sen. Grassley – Judiciary)

 

U.S. Senate

 

Senate Committee Activity

 

Agriculture

 

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Hearings to examine the nominations of Rostin Behnam, of Maryland, to be Chairman, and to be a Commissioner, of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 10:00 AM, SH-216

 

More information and webcast available here.

 

Banking

 

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearings to examine the nominations of Reta Jo Lewis, of Georgia, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Tuesday, October 26, 10:00 AM, SD-538

 

Witness Panel

  • Ms. Reta Jo Lewis, President Designate, The Export Import Bank
  • Ms. Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, Assistant Secretary Designate, Housing and Urban Development

More information and webcast available here.

 

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearing entitled New Era for Consumer Protection: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report to Congress, Thursday, October 28, SD-538

 

Witness Panel

  • The Honorable Rohit Chopra, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

More information and webcast available here.

 

Commerce

 

Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security Hearings to examine protecting kids online, focusing on Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube, Tuesday, October 26, 10:00 AM, SR-253

 

Witness Panel

  • Jennifer Stout, Vice President of Global Public Policy, Snap Inc.
  • Michael Beckerman, Vice President and Head of Public Policy, Americas, TikTok
  • Leslie Miller, Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, YouTube

More information and webcast available here.

 

Judiciary

 

Judiciary, An oversight hearing to examine the Department of Justice, Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 AM, SD-106

 

Witness Panel

  • The Honorable Merrick Garland, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

More information and webcast available here.

 

Senate Floor Activity

 

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00 PM on Monday, October 25, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #339, Jia M. Cobb, of Virgina, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

 

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, and immediately vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #338, Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

 

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

  1. Executive Calendar #339, Jia M. Cobb, of Virgina, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia
  2. Executive Calendar #342, Karen McGlashan Williams, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  3. Executive Calendar #364, Patricia Tolliver Giles, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia
  4. Executive Calendar #365, Michael S. Nachmanoff, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia
  5. Executive Calendar #366, Sarala Vidya Nagala, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut

These cloture motions will ripen at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 26.

 

Monday, October 25 at 5:30 PM – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #338, Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit
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