Tag Archives: Bob Corker

Senate Finance Committee Aims to Markup Highway Funding Bill

Legislative Activity Senate Finance Committee Aims to Markup Highway Funding Bill While not yet noticed, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to markup a short-term highway funding bill before the week-long July 4 holiday recess; however, it is possible that the markup will slip until Congress returns the week of July 7. While disagreements remain … Continue Reading

Three CFTC Commissioners Confirmed; Levin Plans Hearing on High-Frequency Trading & FHFA Requests Comments on Changing G-Fees

Legislative Activity Senate Confirms Three CFTC Commissioners, House To Take Up CFTC Reauthorization Bill On June 3, the Senate confirmed Timothy Massad as Chairman and Sharon Bowen and J. Christopher Giancarlo as Commissioners at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Chairman Massad was sworn in to his new office on June 5. It is expected … Continue Reading

House Approves PATH Act; FHA Reform; Banks’ Involvement in Commodities and Warehousing & Detroit Bankruptcy

Legislative Activity House Financial Services Committee Sends PATH Act to the Floor The House Financial Services Committee approved the Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners Act of 2013, also known as the PATH Act (H.R. 2767). The PATH Act now awaits consideration by the House. The housing finance reform bill includes provisions to wind-down the government … Continue Reading

House to Set CFTC Budget & Mark Up Dodd-Frank Modification Bills

Legislative Activity Administration Nominations to be Considered this Week On Thursday, June 27, the Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing to consider several of President Obama’s nominations, including Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA); Kara Stein and Mike Piwowar to be Commissioners at the Securities and … Continue Reading

Senator Reid to Conclude Debate on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill; Speaker Boehner says Bipartisan Senate Bill Dead on Arrival

Legislative Activity Senate This week Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected to conclude the debate and amendment process on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) and bring the bill to a final vote on the Senate floor before Congress departs for the Fourth of July recess. Cloture votes are … Continue Reading