Category Archives: Banking & Finance

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 […]

H.R.1304 – Self-Insurance Protection Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 31, 2017 H.R.1304 – Self-Insurance Protection Act Brief – This bill amends the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974…, and the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from the definition of “health insurance coverage” a stop-loss policy obtained by a self-insured health plan or a […]

H.Res.54 – Reaffirming the United States-Argentina partnership and recognizing Argentina’s economic reforms.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 5, 2017 H.Res.54 – Reaffirming the United States-Argentina partnership and recognizing Argentina’s economic reforms. Brief – RESOLUTION   Reaffirming the United States-Argentina partnership and recognizing Argentina’s economic reforms.     Whereas, on November 22, 2015, the citizens of the Argentine Republic elected Mauricio Macri as their President;     Whereas President Macri […]

H.R.1343 – Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 5, 2017 H.R.1343 – Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017 Brief – The bill directs the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise its rules so as to increase the threshold amount for requiring issuers to provide certain disclosures relating to compensatory benefit plans. “Under current law, if an issuer sells, […]

H.R.1219 – Supporting America’s Innovators Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 5, 2017 H.R.1219 – Supporting America’s Innovators Act of 2017 Brief – H.R. 1219 increases the limit on the number of individuals who can invest in certain venture capital funds before those funds must register as “investment companies” with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ‘Currently, the Investment Company Act limits […]

H.R.1101 – Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 24, 2017 H.R.1101 – Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017 Brief – CRS explains, “This bill amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to provide for the establishment and governance of association health plans (AHPs), which are group health plans sponsored by business associations. To that […]

Repeal and Replace

  Who is covered, by how much, and who is not. ACA provides insurance premium support for low and moderate income persons and families based on income; the less you make the more you get. Those above the income cap would not receive subsidies and would be subject to premium increases levied by the insurers. […]

H.J.Res.67 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2017 H.J.Res.67 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees. Brief – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees. […]

H.J.Res.66 – Every Vote Counts Amendment

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2017 H.J.Res.66 – Every Vote Counts Amendment Brief – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees. “Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress disapproves the […]

H.J.Res.43 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2017 H.J.Res.43 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients. Brief – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter […]