Washington Wire

Both the House and the Senate return to session this week. The House is expected to consider the “VA Accountability First Act of 2017” (H.R. 1259); the “Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act” (H.R. 1881); and H.R. 1367, to improve the authority of the VA Secretary to hire and retain physicians and other employees. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Seema Verma to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Several items of interest to credit unions are on the docket this week.

Today:

  • The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a full committee hearing on “Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, Part I.”

Wednesday:

  • The House Financial Services Committee Capital Markets, Securities and Investments Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “The JOBS Act at Five: Examining Its Impact and Ensuring the Competitiveness of the U.S. Capital Markets.”
  • The House Financial Services Committee Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Ending the De Novo Drought: Examining the Application Process for De Novo Financial Institutions.”

Thursday:

  • The House Financial Services Committee Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Sound Monetary Policy.”
  • The House Financial Services Committee Housing and Insurance Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Flood Insurance Reform: A Community Perspective.”

Also of note to credit unions: NCUA will not hold its board meeting March 16, as originally scheduled, the agency announced Thursday. The next scheduled board meeting is April 20. Read more at Washington Wire.