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The Week Ahead in Washington - December 3, 2018
Posted December 03, 2018 by CUNA Advocacy

Due to President George H.W. Bush's passing Friday night, the Congressional schedule is very likely to change.

ON THE FLOOR 

Both the House and Senate are in session this week.  With government funding expiring on Friday at midnight, the Congress is expected to focus most of its energy on reaching a spending agreement, either another short-term measure or a bill to finish out fiscal year 2019.  In addition, the authorization for the National Flood Insurance Program expires on Friday.  Also, the House may vote on H.R. 88, the Retirement, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act of 2018.  The House had been expected to consider the bill last week, but member absences forced Congressional leadership to postpone final consideration of the bill. 

IN COMMITTEE 

Wednesday 

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a full committee hearing: "Oversight of Pilot Programs at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac." (Postponed)

The House Committee on the Judiciary will hold a full committee hearing: “Transparency and Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices.” 

The Joint Economic Committee will hold a full committee hearing: "The Economic Outlook with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell." (Postponed)

The House Financial Services Committee will hold a full committee hearing: “Oversight of the Federal Housing Administration.” (Postponed)

The House Financial Services Committee will hold a full committee hearing: “The National Debt: Washington, We Have a Spending Problem.” 

Thursday 

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a full committee hearing: "Proxy Process and Rules: Examining Current Practices and Potential Changes." 

The House Financial Services Committee will hold a full committee hearing: “A Legislative Proposal to Provide for a Sustainable Housing Finance System: The Bipartisan Housing Finance Reform Act of 2018.”