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Monday, November 17, 2014

Flood Insurance, Housing Oversight on Hill Agenda

With members racing to finish business before the end of the 113th Congress, this will be a busy week on Capitol Hill. Tomorrow, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a subcommittee hearing on the effects of international regulatory standards on U.S. insurers, and on Wednesday, the committee will address how to move toward a sustainable private market for flood insurance.

The Senate Banking Committee will hold an oversight hearing on Wednesday on the Federal Housing Finance Agency and a hearing on the phenomenon of “regulatory capture” on Friday. Meanwhile, the Senate Aging Committee will meet Wednesday to discuss private industry’s role in stemming phone scams that prey on seniors. On Friday, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs will hold an investigative hearing on the involvement of large banks in physical commodities.

Please to go the House Financial Services Committee website for more information or to watch live.