FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD FEBRUARY 28 TO MARCH 4

State of the Union Address
Joint Session of the United States Congress
President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address on March 1, 2022, at 9:00 PM Eastern. The speech will be live-streamed here via the White House’s official YouTube account.
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. House of Representatives
House Floor Activity
Floor Overview
The House will meet with the first votes of the week expected on Monday, February 28, at 6:30 PM. Last votes of the week are predicted on Thursday, March 3. According to a notice from Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, additional legislative items are possible beyond the measures listed below.
Legislation Considered Subject to a Rule
H.R. 3967, Honoring our PACT Act of 2021 (Rep. Takano, Veterans’ Affairs) This legislation would expand certain Veterans Affairs Department healthcare and disability services for service members exposed to toxic substances in the line of duty.
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules
  1. S. 321, ‘Six Triple Eight’ Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sen. Moran, Financial Services)
  2. S. 3706, To provide for the application of certain provisions of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 for fiscal year 2021 (Sen. Crapo, Agriculture)
  3. S. 854, Methamphetamine Response Act of 2021 (Sen. Feinstein, Energy and Commerce)
  4. S. 1543, STANDUP Act of 2021 (Sen. Hassan, Energy and Commerce)
  5. S. 1662, Supporting the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration Act (Sen. Lujan, Energy and Commerce)
  6. H.R. 2116, CROWN Act of 2022, as amended (Rep. Watson Coleman, Judiciary)
  7. H.R. 55, Emmett Till Antilynching Act, as amended (Rep. Rush, Judiciary)
  8. H.R. 2142, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 170 Manhattan Avenue in Buffalo, New York, as the “Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building” (Rep. Higgins (NY), Oversight and Reform)
House Committee Activity
Monday, February 28
Rules, Business Meeting: H.R. 3976 Honoring our PACT Act of 2021, 2:00 PM, H-313 Capitol
Tuesday, March 1
Agriculture Full Committee, Hearing: A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Commodity Group Perspectives on Title 1, 10:00 AM
Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Hearing: FY23 Strategic Forces Posture Hearing, 2:00 PM, 2118 Rayburn HOB
Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, Hearing: Promoting Economic Prosperity and Fair Growth Through Access to Affordable and Stable Housing, 10:00 AM, 2167 Rayburn HOB
Education Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, Hearing: Improving Retirement Security and Access to Mental Health Benefits, 10:15 AM, Zoom
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, Hearing: Holding Big Tech Accountable: Legislation to Protect Online Users, 10:30 AM, 2123 Rayburn HOB
Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, Hearing: FEMA: Building a Workforce Prepared and Ready to Respond Part 2, 10:00 AM
Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, Business Meeting: Discrimination and the Civil Rights of the Muslim Arab and South Asian American Communities, 10:00 AM, 2141 Rayburn HOB
Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, Hearing: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1638, H.R. 4178, H.R. 5093, H.R. 5493, H.R. 6366, 10:00 AM
Oversight and Reform, Hearing: From Recovery to Recession: Examining the Impact of the American Rescue Plans State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, 10:00 AM, 2154 Rayburn HOB
Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Business Meeting: Keeping Our Sights on Mars Part 3: A Status Update and Review of NASAs Artemis Initiative, 11:00 AM
Small Business, Hearing: Competition and the Small Business Landscape: Fair Competition and a Level Playing Field, 10:00 AM, 2360 Rayburn HOB
Veterans’ Affairs, Hearing: Legislative Presentation of the Disabled American Veterans, 10:00 AM, HVC 210 CAPITOL
Wednesday, March 2
Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Business Meeting: Assessing the Effectiveness of Suicide Prevention Programs, 2:00 PM, 2118 Rayburn HOB
Coronavirus Crisis, Hearing: Hybrid Hearing on COVID Child Care Challenges: Supporting Families and Caregivers, 2:00 PM, 2154 Rayburn HOB
Education Labor Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment, Hearing: Investing in Economic Mobility: The Important Role of Hispanic Serving Institutions and Other Minority Serving Institutions, 10:15 AM, Zoom
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Hearing: Lessons from the Frontline: COVID-19s Impact on American Health Care, 10:30 AM, 2123 Rayburn HOB
Financial Services Full Committee, Hearing: Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy, 10:00 AM, 2128 RHOB
Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations, Hearing: Examining the Court-Ordered Reimplementation of the Remain in Mexico Policy, 2:00 PM
Homeland Security, Markup: Various Measures, 10:00 AM, 310 Canon HOB
House Administration, Hearing: Oversight of Section 220 of the Congressional Accountability Act: Implementing the Rights of Congressional Staff to Collectively Bargain, 2:00 PM, Webex
Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment, Hearing: From Gray to Green: Advancing the Science of Nature-Based Infrastructure, 10:00 AM
Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure, Hearing: The 8a Program: Overview and Next Steps to Promote Small Business Success, 11:00 AM, 2360 Rayburn HOB
Veterans’ Affairs, Hearing: Legislative Presentation of the VSOs, 2:00 PM, HVC 210 CAPITOL
Ways and Means, Hearing: Substance Use Suicide Risk and the American Health System, 10:00 AM, 1100 Longworth HOB
Thursday, March 3
Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Hearing: The Neglected Epidemic of Missing BIPOC Women and Girls, 10:00 AM, 2154 Rayburn HOB
U.S. Senate
Senate Floor Activity
The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00 PM on Monday, February 28, 2022.
On Monday, following the prayer and pledge, Senator Leahy will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address. Following the address, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #139, H.R.3755, Women’s Health Protection Act.
At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate time on the motion to proceed. If cloture is not invoked, there will be an immediate cloture vote on the motion to proceed to Calendar #273, H.R.3076, Postal Service Reform Act.
Monday, February 28 at 5:30 PM, up to 2 roll call votes:
  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #139, H.R.3755, Women’s Health Protection Act, If cloture is not invoked, then –
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #273, H.R.3076, Postal Service Reform Act.
Senate Committee Activity
Tuesday, March 1
Armed Services, Hearings to examine global security challenges and strategy, 9:30 AM, SD-G50
Energy and Natural Resources, Hearings to examine S.3699, to provide guidance for and investment in the research and development activities of the Department of Energy Office of Science, S.3428, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to provide Federal financial assistance to support advanced nuclear reactors and associated supply chain infrastructure, S.2733, to terminate the United States Enrichment Corporation Fund and transfer remaining amounts to the Treasury, S.2896, to amend the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to clarify whistleblower rights and protections, S.2232, to direct the Secretary of Energy to fund projects to restore and modernize National Laboratories, S.2302, to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to assign certain functions to the Assistant Secretaries of Energy relating to energy emergencies and energy security, and H.R.3119, to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act with respect to functions assigned to Assistant Secretaries, 10:00 AM, SD-366
Finance, Business meeting to consider the nominations of Robert Michael Gordon, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary, January Contreras, of Arizona, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, and Rebecca E. Jones Gaston, of Oregon, to be Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families, all of the Department of Health and Human Services, 10:00 AM, SD-215
Foreign Relations, To receive a closed briefing on United States hostage policy, 10:00 AM, SVC-217
Judiciary, Hearings to examine Federal support for preventing and responding to carjackings, 10:00 AM, SD-226
Veterans’ Affairs, A joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of the Disabled American Veterans, 10:00 AM, HVC-210/VTC
Wednesday, March 2
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Hearings to examine the nominations of Christy Goldsmith Romero, of Virginia, Kristin N. Johnson, of Michigan, Summer Kristine Mersinger, of South Dakota, and Caroline D. Pham, of New York, all to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 10:00 AM, SH-216
Environment and Public Works, An oversight hearing to examine implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the Department of Transportation, 10:00 AM, SD-106
Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism Hearings to examine United States policy towards India, 2:30 PM, SD-G50/VTC
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management Hearings to examine chief human capital officers at 20, focusing on what is needed to empower CHCOs to ensure human resources practices support agencies¿ mission success, 2:30 PM, SD-342
Intelligence, To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 PM, SVC-217
Judiciary, Hearings to examine pending nominations, 10:00 AM, SD-226
Veterans’ Affairs, A joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of multiple veterans service organizations, 2:00 PM, HVC-210/VTC
Thursday, March 3
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearings to examine the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress, 10:00 AM, SD-538/VTC
Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Business meeting to consider the nominations of Arun Venkataraman, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, Mohsin Raza Syed, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation, Gigi B. Sohn, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission, Grant T. Harris, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Alvaro M. Bedoya, of Maryland, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner, Mary T. Boyle, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Christopher A. Coes, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation, Laurie E. Locascio, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, and Carol Annette Petsonk, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation, 10:00 AM, SR-253
Energy and Natural Resources, Hearings to examine recent actions of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relating to permitting construction and operation of interstate natural gas pipelines and other natural gas infrastructure projects, 10:00 AM, SD-366
Foreign Relations, Hearings to examine the nominations of Alina L. Romanowski, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, Douglas T. Hickey, of Idaho, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Finland, and Steven H. Fagin, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen, all of the Department of State, and Erin Elizabeth McKee, of California, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, 10:30 AM, SD-106/VTC
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Hearings to examine the Senate confirmation process and Federal vacancies, 10:15 AM, SD-342/VTC
Judiciary, Business meeting to consider the nominations of Kenly Kiya Kato, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, Jennifer Louise Rochon, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, Trina A. Higgins, to be United States Attorney for the District of Utah, and Jane E. Young, to be United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, 9:00 AM, SH-216
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