Both the House and Senate will consider the Conference Report for H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In addition, both chambers will consider another continuing resolution to continue government funding past its Dec. 22 deadline. The House bill would authorize government funding until Jan. 19. At the moment, it is unknown what the Senate will produce.
The House will also consider H.R. 3312, the Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2017 as well as H.R. 4015, the Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2017.
The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a markup to consider the nominations of Scott Garrett of New Jersey to be president, Kimberly A. Reed of West Virginia, to be first vice president, Mark L. Greenblatt of Maryland, to be inspector general, and Spencer Bachus III of Alabama, Judith Delzoppo Pryor of Ohio, and Claudia Slacik, of New York, each to be a member of the board of Directors all of the Export-Import Bank.
On Friday, there will be a hearing on the litigation on English vs. Trump, the case regarding the temporary leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Earlier this month CUNA filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the case in support of any president having the authority to appoint an interim Director at the CFPB under the authority of Vacancies Reform Act, rather than having an outgoing Director select any person they want for the position.
CUNA and its members have a strong interest in ensuring that the CFPB at all times operates under proper direction of the official who is statutorily and constitutionally entitled to act as its Director.