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The Week Ahead in Washington - January 13, 2020
Posted January 13, 2020 by CUNA Advocacy


This week, the House of Representatives will consider H.R. 1230, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act and H.J. Res. 76, “providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability."  In addition, the House will consider under suspension of the rules a number of financial services bills, including:  

  • H.R. 4302 - Homeless Assistance Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brad Sherman / Financial Services Committee)  

  • H.R. 4335 - 8-K Trading Gap Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney / Financial Services Committee)  

  • H.R. 4841 - Prudential Regulators Oversight Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dean Phillips / Financial Services Committee)  

  • H.R. 5315 - Expanding Opportunities for MDIs Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joyce Beatty / Financial Services Committee)  

  • H.R. 4458 - Cybersecurity and Financial System Resilience Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick McHenry / Financial Services Committee)  

  • H.R. 2398 - Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Peters / Financial Services Committee)  

  • S. 457 - President George H.W. Bush and First Spouse Barbara Bush Coin Act (Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn / Financial Services Committee)  

The Senate will convene Monday and resume consideration of Peter Gaynor to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The Senate may begin the impeachment trial of President Trump.  



The House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing: “On the Brink of Homelessness: How the Affordable Housing Crisis and the Gentrification of America Is Leaving Families Vulnerable.” 

The House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions will hold a hearing:  “The Community Reinvestment Act: Reviewing Who Wins and Who Loses with Comptroller Otting's Proposal.” 


The House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy will hold a hearing:  “A Persistent and Evolving Threat: An Examination of the Financing of Domestic Terrorism and Extremism.” 

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing: “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.” 

The House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets will hold a hearing:  “Overseeing the Standard Setters: An Examination of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.”