Washington – The Week Ahead, January 29–February 2, 2018

January 30, 2018

At 10:00 a.m. the Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing entitled “The Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report to Congress.” The sole witness will be Steven Mnuchin, secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

At 10:00 a.m. the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Examining Opportunities and Challenges in the Financial Technology (Fintech) Marketplace.” Witnesses will include Nathaniel Hoopes, executive director, Marketplace Lending Association; Brian Knight, senior research fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; Brian Peters, executive director, Financial Innovation Now; Andrew Smith, partner, Covington and Burling, LLP; and Adam Levitin, professor, Georgetown University Law Center.

At 2:00 p.m. the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Following the Money: How Human Traffickers Exploit U.S. Financial Markets.” Witnesses will include Bassem Banafa, consultant, Bassem Banafa, LLC; Dr. Louise Shelly, director, Terrorism, Transnational Crime, and Corruption Center, George Mason University; Cyrus Vance, Jr., district attorney, New York County, District Attorney’s Office; and Tina Frundt, director, Courtney’s House.

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