Category Archives: Banking & Finance

H.R.3031 – TSP Modernization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 H.R.3031 – TSP Modernization Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for flexibility in making withdrawals from a Thrift Savings Plan account, and for other purposes. Limitation on return of payment relating to a change in election —  Except […]

H.R.1624 – Municipal Finance Support Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 H.R.1624 – Municipal Finance Support Act of 2017  Brief – “H.R. 1624, … amends the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to require federal banking agencies (the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) to […]

S.327 – Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 S.327 – Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017 Brief – “This bill directs the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to establish and implement a “safe harbor” for certain investment fund research reports published by brokers and dealers. Such reports shall be deemed not to be “offers” […]

H.R.2792 – Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 H.R.2792 – Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017 Brief – This bill amends titles II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance), VIII (Special Benefits for Certain World War II Veterans), and XVI (Supplemental Security Income) of the Social Security Act to prohibit the payment of benefits under […]

H.R.2519 – The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 H.R.2519 – The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act Brief – The bill aims ‘To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.’ This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue […]

H.R.2433 – Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists Use of Virtual Currencies Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 15, 2017 H.R.2433 – Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists Use of Virtual Currencies Act Brief – Under the bill “Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis…shall, in coordination with appropriate Federal partners, develop […]

S.1107 – Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 8, 2017 S.1107 – Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017 Brief – Under this bill the quarterly fee payable to the U.S. trustee by chapter 11 (reorganization) debtors whose disbursements equal or exceed $1 million in a fiscal year increases unless the balance in the United States Trustee System Fund exceeds […]

H.R.3110 – Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance Member Continuity Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 8, 2017 H.R.3110 – Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance Member Continuity Act Brief – The bill aims to ‘amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to modify the term of the independent member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.’ To that end, if a successor to the independent member of […]

H.R.2864 – Improving Access to Capital Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 8, 2017 H.R.2864 – Improving Access to Capital Act Brief – The bill would ‘direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to allow certain issuers to be exempt from registration requirements, and for other purposes.’ The Code reads “A public offer or sale of eligible securities… shall be exempt… from the […]