Removing Barriers Blog

The Week Ahead in Washington - April 1, 2019
Posted March 31, 2019 by CUNA Advocacy


The House will consider H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019; S.J. Res. 7, “To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress”; and H.Res. 271, “Condemning the Trump Administration's Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans' Health Care.” 

The Senate is expected to consider H.R. 268, the Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act.  The Senate may also consider S.Res. 50, a resolution “improving procedures for the consideration of nominations in the Senate.” 



  • The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing: "The Application of Environmental, Social, and Governance Principles in Investing and the Role of Asset Managers, Proxy Advisors, and Other Intermediaries." 
  • The House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing: “The Fair Housing Act: Reviewing Efforts to Eliminate Discrimination and Promote Opportunity in Housing” 
  • The House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance will hold a hearing: “The Affordable Housing Crisis in Rural America: Assessing the Federal Response.” 
  • The House Committee on Ways and Means will hold a markup: H.R. 1759, "Building on Reemployment Improvements to Deliver Good Employment for Workers (BRIDGE for Workers) Act"; H.R. __, "Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019"; and H.R. 1957, "Taxpayer First Act of 2019." 
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing: "Arbitration in America." 


  • The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will hold a markup to consider a number of bills, including: S. 151, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act. 
  • The House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing: “Member Day Hearing: Committee on Financial Services.” 
  • The House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government will hold a hearing: “Federal Communications Commission Budget Hearing.” 
  • The House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets will hold a hearing: “Putting Investors First: Reviewing Proposals to Hold Executives Accountable.”