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The Week Ahead in Washington - May 13, 2019
Posted May 13, 2019 by CUNA Advocacy


This week, the House will consider H.R. 2578, the National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2019.  This legislation would extend the authority of the flood insurance program from May 31 to September 30.  The House will also consider H.R. 5, the Equality Act and H.R. 987, the Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower Health Education Act of 2019. 

The Senate will consider a number of judicial nominations beginning with Michael J. Truncale, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas. 



  • The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing: "Challenges in the Retirement System." 


  • The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing: "Oversight of Financial Regulators." 
  • The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing: "Accountability and Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission." 
  • The House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets will hold a hearing: “Promoting Economic Growth: A Review of Proposals to Strengthen the Rights and Protections for Workers.” 
  • The Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government will hold a hearing: “Review of the FY2020 Budget Request for the Department of Treasury.” 
  • The House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy will hold a hearing: “Assessing the Use of Sanctions in Addressing National Security and Foreign Policy Challenges.” 


  • House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing: “Oversight of Prudential Regulators: Ensuring the Safety, Soundness and Accountability of Megabanks and Other Depository Institutions.” 
  • The House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law will hold a hearing: “Justice Denied: Forced Arbitration and the Erosion of our Legal System.” 
  • The House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy will hold a hearing: “CFPB's Role in Empowering Predatory Lenders: Examining the Proposed Repeal of the Payday Lending Rule.” 
  • The House Appropriations Committee will hold a markup on the FY2020 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Act.