WASHINGTON–Both the House and the Senate are in session this week. While there is no legislation of specific interest to credit unions expected to come before either
house, there are several hearings of interest over which the trade groups expect to file comment letters.
The House is expected to primarily deal with HR 1, the For the People Act, which relates to voting rights and elections, while the Senate will again be working through judicial nominations. The Senate may also vote on a resolution related to President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the wall along the border with Mexico.
CUNA’s chief advocacy officer, Ryan Donovan, said the hearings it will be watching this week include:
- Wednesday: The House Financial Services Committee will hold a markup of its fiscal year 2019 budget views and estimates
- Thursday: The House Financial Services Committee will hold its semi-annual review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at which its new director, Kathy Kraninger, will be the witness
- Also on Thursday, the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will hold a hearing on “Examining private Sector Data Breaches.”