FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD MARCH 14 TO MARCH 18

U.S. House of Representatives
House Floor Activity
Floor Overview
The House will meet with the first votes of the week expected on Tuesday, March 15, at 6:30 PM. Last votes of the week are predicted on Friday, March 18. 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. 963 – FAIR Act of 2022 (Rep. Johnson (G.A.) – Judiciary) This measure would make certain agreements related to arbitration or prohibitions of class action unenforceable in cases related to consumer, employment, antitrust, or civil rights matters.
H.R. 2116 – CROWN Act of 2022 (Rep. Watson Coleman – Judiciary) This legislation would make discrimination against a person based on a racially or culturally associated hairstyle illegal.
Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to Trade with Russia
Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to COVID-19 Pandemic Relief
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules
  1. H.R. 268 – To provide for the boundary of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park to be adjusted, to authorize the donation of land to the United States for addition to that historic park, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Vela – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 560 – Northern Mariana Islands Residents Relief Act, as amended (Rep. Sablan – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 1908 – Ka‘ena Point National Heritage Area Act (Rep. Case – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 1931 – Japanese American Confinement Education Act, as amended (Rep. Matsui – Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 2899 – To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating areas within the island of Guam as a National Heritage Area, and for other purposes (Rep. San Nicolas – Natural Resources)
  6. H.R. 3113 – Modernizing Access to Our Public Land Act, as amended (Rep. Moore (U.T.) – Natural Resources)
  7. H.R. 3197 – Save the Liberty Theatre Act of 2021 (Rep. Johnson (L.A.) – Natural Resources)
  8. H.R. 4380 – To designate the El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial, and for other purposes (Rep. Escobar – Natural Resources)
  9. H.R. 5001 – Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Recovery Act, as amended (Rep. Neguse – Natural Resources)
  10. H.R. 6434 – Japanese American WWII History Network (Rep. Obernolte – Natural Resources)
House Committee Activity
Tuesday, March 15
Rules, Business Meeting: H.R. 963 FAIR Act of 2022; H.R. 2116 CROWN Act of 2021, 2:00 PM, H-313 CAPITOL
Wednesday, March 16
Agriculture Full Committee, Hearing: A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: The Role of USDA Programs in Addressing Climate Change, 10:00 AM
Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Hearing: United States Central Command CLOSED, 10:30 AM, H-140 CAPITOL
Budget, Hearing: Ensuring Women Can Thrive in a Post-Pandemic Economy Hybrid, 11:00 AM, Canon HOB
Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, Hearing: Big Ideas for Small Businesses: Fostering American Entrepreneurship Through Starting Sustaining and Growing Small Businesses, 10:00 AM, 2172 Rayburn HOB
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Hearing: 5G and Beyond: Exploring the Next Wireless Frontier, 10:30 AM, 2123 Rayburn HOB
Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism, Hearing: 11 Years of War: The Humanitarian Impact of the Ongoing Conflict in Syria, 3:00 PM
House Administration, Hearing: Examining Stock Trading Reforms for Congress, 2:00 PM, 1310 Longworth HOB
Judiciary, Markup: H.R. 350 the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021; H.R. 5460 the Virgin Islands Visa Waiver Act of 2021; and H.R. 301 To amend title 36 United States Code to establish the composition known as Lift Every Voice and Sing as the national hymn of the United States, 10:00 AM, 2141 Rayburn HOB
Natural Resources, Markup: Markup of H.R. 3587, 10:00 AM, 1324 LHOB
Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Environment, Hearing: Fighting Fire with Fire: Evaluating the Role of Forest Management in Reducing Catastrophic Wildfires, 10:00 AM, 2154 Rayburn HOB
Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy, Hearing: Bioenergy Research and Development for the Fuels and Chemicals of Tomorrow, 10:00 AM, 2318 Rayburn HOB
Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations, Hearing: An Empirical Review of the Paycheck Protection Program, 10:00 AM, 2360 Rayburn HOB
Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, Hearing: “Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2022: Members’ Day Hearing,” 10:00 AM, 2167 RHOB
Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittees on Economic Opportunity and Health, Hearing: Legislative Hearing on: H.R. 4993 the Veterans Emergency Care Reimbursement Act of 2021; H.R. 5738 the Lactation Spaces for Veteran Moms Act; H.R. 5754 the Patient Advocate Tracker Act; H.R. 5819 the Autonomy for Disabled Veterans Act; H.R. 5941 the Fairness for Rural Veterans Act of 2021; H.R. 6647 to amend title 38 United States Code to make certain improvements relating to the eligibility of veterans to receive reimbursement for emergency treatment furnished through the Veterans Community Care program, and for other purposes, 10:00 AM 210 CHOB
Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support, Hearing: Improving Family Outcomes through Home Visiting, 10:00 AM, 1100 Longworth HOB
Thursday, March 17
Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Hearing: United States Southern Command CLOSED, 10:00 AM, H-140 CAPITOL
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Hearing: The Future of Medicine: Legislation to Encourage Innovation and Improve Oversight, 10:30 AM, 2123 Rayburn HOB
Financial Services, Markup: Hybrid Markup – Full Committee Markup, 10:00 AM, 2128 RHOB
Homeland Security, Hearing: The Targeting of Black Institutions: From Church Violence to University Bomb Threats, 10:00 AM, 310 Cannon HOB
House Administration Subcommittee on Elections, Hearing: Voting in America: Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot in Texas, 3:00 PM
Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, Hearing: Workplace Protections for Federal Judiciary Employees: Flaws in the Current System and the Need for Statutory Change, 10:00 AM 2141 Rayburn HOB
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Hearing: Ongoing Oversight of Runit Dome and the U.S. Nuclear Legacy in the Marshall Islands, 11:00 AM
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, Hearing: Hybrid Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3431 H.R. 6491 H.R. 6651 H.R. 6785 H.R. 6987, 1:00 PM, 1324 Longworth HOB
Oversight and Reform, Hearing: “HBCUs at Risk: Examining Federal Support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” 9:00 AM, 2154 Rayburn HOB
Rules, Hearing: Member Day Hearing on Proxy Voting and Remote Committee Proceedings as Established by H. Res. 965 of the 116th Congress Original Jurisdiction Hearing, 9:00 AM, H-313 CAPITOL
Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Hearing: Setting the Standards: Strengthening U.S. Leadership in Technical Standards, 10:00 AM, 2318 Rayburn HOB
Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, Hearing: Aviation Noise: Measuring Progress in Addressing Community Concerns, 10:00 AM, 2167 Rayburn HOB
Veterans’ Affairs, Business Meeting: Full Committee Organizational Meeting: Subcommittee Assignments, 2:00 PM, 210 Cannon HOB
Veterans’ Affairs, Hearing: Building a Better VA: Addressing Healthcare Workforce Recruitment and Retention Challenges, 2:00 PM, 210 CAPITOL
Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Hearing with IRS Commissioner Rettig on the 2022 Filing Season, 10:00 AM
U.S. Senate
Senate Floor Activity
The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00 PM on Monday, March 7, 2022.
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #726 Shalanda D. Young, of Louisiana, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on cloture on the Young nomination.
During Thursday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:
  1. Executive Calendar #726 Shalanda D. Young, of Louisiana, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget
  2. Executive Calendar #718 Susan Tsui Grundmann, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 1, 2025
Monday, March 14 at 5:30 PM – roll call vote:
  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #726 Shalanda D. Young, of Louisiana, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Senate Committee Activity
Tuesday, March 15
Armed Services, Hearings to examine the posture of United States Central Command and United States Africa Command; to be immediately followed by a closed session in SVC-217, 9:30 AM – SD-G50
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearings to examine advancing public transportation under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 2:30 PM – SD-538
Finance, Hearings to examine the promise and challenge of strategic trade engagement in the Indo-Pacific region, 10:00 AM – SD-215
Foreign Relations, Hearings to examine combatting authoritarianism, focusing on U.S. tools and responses, 10:00 AM – SD-419/VTC
Foreign Relations, Hearings to examine the nominations of Bernadette M. Meehan, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Chile, John N. Nkengasong, of Georgia, to be Ambassador at Large, Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally, and Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with rank of Ambassador, all of the Department of State, Monde Muyangwa, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, and other pending nominations, 2:30 PM – SD-419/VTC
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Business meeting to consider S.3799, to prepare for, and respond to, existing viruses, emerging new threats, and pandemics, and other pending calendar business, 10:00 AM – SD-106
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Hearings to examine reforming Federal and Presidential records management, 10:00 AM – SD-342/VTC
Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety Hearings to examine removing barriers to legal migration to strengthen our communities and economy, 2:00 PM – SD-226
Wednesday, March 16
Armed Services, Subcommittee on Personnel Hearings to examine the health effects of exposure to airborne hazards, including toxic fumes from burn pits, 3:00 PM – SR-222
Environment and Public Works, An oversight hearing to examine the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund formula, 10:00 AM – SD-406
Finance, Hearings to examine prescription drug price inflation, focusing on the urgent need to lower drug prices in Medicare, 10:00 AM – SD-215
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Business meeting to consider the nomination of William J. Valdez, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary for Management, Department of Homeland Security; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine violent extremism and terrorism, focusing on the threat to houses of worship and public spaces, 10:00 AM – SD-342
Indian Affairs, To an oversight hearing to examine Federal support for Native business capacity building and success, 2:30 PM – SD-628
Joint Economic Committee, Hearings to examine the impact of shareholder primacy, focusing on what it means to put stock prices first, 2:30 PM – TBA
Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Hearings to examine small business franchising, focusing on an overview of the industry, Small Business Administration’s role, and legislative proposals, 2:30 PM – SR-301
Thursday, March 17
Aging, Hearings to examine building financial inclusion for America’s underserved populations, 9:30 AM – SD-562
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearings to examine the role of digital assets in illicit finance, 10:00 AM – SD-538
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Hearings to examine the Baltics under pressure, 10:00 AM – SD-106
Energy and Natural Resources, Hearings to examine the nomination of Kathryn Huff, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy), 10:00 AM – SD-366
Finance, Hearings to examine charitable giving and trends in the nonprofit sector, 10:00 AM – SD-215
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Hearings to examine pandemic response and accountability, focusing on reducing fraud and expanding access to COVID-19 relief through effective oversight, 10:15 AM – SD-342
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