Category Archives: Banking & Finance

H.R.1215 – Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 16, 2017 H.R.1215 – Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 Brief – This bill generally limits awards for medical malpractice under specific circumstances; The bill report states its purpose – “The Protecting Access to Care Act’s reforms are premised on the need to provide checks and balances on otherwise […]

H.R.1109 – To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 16, 2017 H.R.1109 – To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act. Brief – Under the bill the Federal Power Act is amended to require that any merger or consolidation of a public utility whose value exceeds $10 million must first be authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. […]

HR 10 Minority Views

MINORITY VIEWS to HR 10 the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017   H.R. 10, the “Financial CHOICE Act” (herein called the “Wrong Choice Act”), will eliminate several of the most important aspects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (“Wall Street Reform”). Wall Street Reform effectively addressed failures in the […]

S.722 – Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 9, 2017 S.722 – Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 Brief – The bill defines and increases sanction on Iran related to its ballistic missile program and human rights behavior. Amended, the bill also brings further sanction on Russia and reaffirms the US committeemen to NATO Article 5 that […]

H.R.10 – Financial CHOICE Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 9, 2017 H.R.10 – Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 Brief – The bill states its purpose “To create hope and opportunity for investors, consumers, and entrepreneurs by ending bailouts and Too Big to Fail, holding Washington and Wall Street accountable, eliminating red tape to increase access to capital and credit, […]

H.R.624 – Social Security Fraud Prevention Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.R.624 – Social Security Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims to restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government. To that end ‘no department or agency of the Federal Government may include the social security […]

H.R.1644 – Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 5, 2017 H.R.1644 – Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act Brief – The Congressional Research Service summarizes the bill – “This bill amends the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 to modify and increase the President’s authority to impose sanctions on persons in violation of certain […]

H.R.1366 – U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 5, 2017 H.R.1366 – U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims “To amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to terminate an exemption for companies located in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and any other possession of the United States.” The Securities and Exchange Commission, […]

H.R.1312 – Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 5, 2017 H.R.1312 – Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act Brief – The bill states its purpose “To amend the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980 to require an annual review by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the annual government-business forum on capital formation that is held pursuant […]

H.R.1694 – Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 28, 2016 H.R.1694 – Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017 Brief – The bill’s stated purpose is “To require additional entities to be subject to the requirements of section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other […]