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The Week Ahead in Washington - May 7, 2018
Posted May 07, 2018 by CUNA Advocacy


This week, both chambers of Congress will be in session.  The House of Representatives is scheduled to consider H.R. 4743, the Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act of 2018; H.R. 2152, the Citizens' Right to Know Act of 2017; H.R. 5645, the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018; S.J.Res. 57, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act"; and H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018. 

The Senate is expected to consider the nomination of Kurt D. Engelhardt to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. 



  • The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Research and Technology will hold a hearing: “Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Improve Supply Chain Management and Combat Counterfeit Goods.” 


  • Dr. Douglas Maughan, cyber security division director, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security 
  • Mr. Robert “Bob” Chiaviello, IPR counsel, Nuby Law 
  • Mr. Michael White, head of global trade digitization, Maersk 
  • Mr. Chris Rubio, vice president global customs brokerage staff, UPS 


  • The House Committee on the Budget will hold a hearing: “FY19 Budget: Members' Day.”