Washington, The Week Ahead - February 3-7, 2020

February 5, 2020

At 10:00 AM the House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing entitled: “Rent-A-Bank Schemes and New Debt Traps: Assessing Efforts to Evade State Consumer Protections and Interest Rate Caps.” Witnesses will include: Monique Limon, Chair, Banking & Finance Committee, California State Assembly; Graciela Aponte-Diaz, Director of Federal Campaigns, Center for Responsible Lending; Creola Johnson, Professor, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; Lauren Saunders, Associate Director, National Consumer Law Center; and Brian Knight, Director, Program on Innovation and Governance, Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

At 2:00 PM the House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing entitled: “A Future Without Public Housing? Examining the Trump Administration’s Efforts to Eliminate Public Housing.” Witnesses will include: Sylvia Blanco, COO, Housing Authority of the City of Austin; Bobby Collins, Executive Director, Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport; Susan Popkin, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute; and Kate Waiz, Vice President of Advocacy, Shriver Center on Poverty Law.

February 6, 2020

At 10:00 AM the House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing entitled: “Protecting Consumers or Allowing Consumer Abuse? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Protection Bureau.” A witness list has not been provided.

At 2:00 PM the House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing entitled: “Fake It ‘Till They Make It: How Bad Actors Use Astroturfing to Manipulate Regulators, Disenfranchise Consumers and Subvert the Rulemaking Process.” A witness list has not been provided.

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