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The Week Ahead in Washington - September 25, 2017
Posted September 24,2017 by CUNA Advocacy

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate are back in session this week after taking some time off in observance of Rosh Hashanah.  We will see partisan fireworks this week as the Senate again considers legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.  In addition, leaders from the Administration and Congress will release a common framework for comprehensive tax reform.  Tax writing lawmakers of the House Ways and Means Committee are holding a retreat that started yesterday and will conclude today.  The House Republican conference will be briefed on Wednesday at a Members only retreat.  We believe that House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) plans to release legislative text of a tax reform bill next month and pass it out of his committee before Thanksgiving.  

On the Floor

On the House floor, the body will vote on H.R. 2824, the Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act and H.R. 2792, the Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017. 

The Senate will resume consideration of William Emanuel to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.  The Senate will also vote on the Graham/Cassidy health care legislation.  The bill, written by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), would turn federal health insurance funding into block grants for states. 


IN COMMITTEE 

TUESDAY 

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on "Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission." 

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing on "Recommendations of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking."  The hearing is to examine the recommendations from the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) and to understand how Congress can improve access to data, protect privacy and confidentiality, and facilitate the creation of evidence-based policies. 

WEDNESDAY 

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance will hold a hearing entitled “Overview of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.” 

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology will hold a hearing on “Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things.” 


THURSDAY 

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on "Evaluating Sanctions Enforcement and Policy Options on North Korea: Administration Perspective." 

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance will hold a hearing entitled “Examining Insurance for Nonprofit Organizations.” 

The House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law will hold a hearing on “Rulemakers Must Follow the Rules, Too: Oversight of Agency Compliance with the Congressional Review Act.” 


Looking Ahead… 

On October 3rd, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on “Wells Fargo: One Year Later.” 

On October 4th, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on “An Examination of the Equifax Cybersecurity Breach.”