Removing Barriers Blog

The Week Ahead in Washington - May 15, 2017
Posted May 14, 2017 by CUNA Advocacy


The House is expected to consider “Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017” (H.R. 1039) and “Thin Blue Line Act” (H.R. 115). 

The Senate will consider the nomination Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation and Rachel Brand to be Associate Attorney General. 



  • The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing to consider Ms. Sigal Mandelker, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, U.S. Department of Treasury; Ms. Mira Radielovic Ricardel, to be Under Secretary for Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; Mr. Marshall Billingslea, to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, U.S. Department of Treasury; and Mr. Heath P. Tarbert, to be Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury. 


  • The House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing, “SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program: A Detailed Review.” 


  • The House Committee on Ways and Means will hold a hearing, “How Tax Reform Will Grow Our Economy and Create Jobs.”  CUNA will submit a statement for the record. 
  • The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing, "Domestic and International Policy Update."  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will testify.
  • The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy & Trade Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled “Lessons from the IMF’s Bailout of Greece.”