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The Week Ahead in Washington - May 8, 2017
Posted May 07, 2017 by CUNA Advocacy


The House of Representatives will reconvene next week.

The Senate reconvened today to consider former Representative Heather Wilson to be Secretary of the Air Force.  Following the disposition of the Wilson nomination, the Senate will proceed to a consider Scott Gottlieb, of Connecticut, to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.


As usual, we are engaged in a number of committee meetings, including the following:


  • The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing: "Cyber Threats Facing America: An Overview of the Cybersecurity Threat Landscape."
  • The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Subcommittee On National Security And International Trade And Finance will hold a hearing: "Secondary Sanctions Against Chinese Institutions: Assessing Their Utility for Constraining North Korea."


  • The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing: "The Status of the Housing Finance System After Nine Years of Conservatorship."