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Financial Services Committee Announces Additional Hearings for December


Washington, Nov 22, 2011 - The Financial Services Committee announced its planned schedule for the week of December 12th. The list of Committee hearings and mark ups is tentative and is contingent upon the House of Representatives being in session that week.

Witnesses for the hearings will be announced at later dates.

Tuesday, December 13:
The Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee and the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee will hold a joint hearing on the proposed Volcker rule. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. in room 201 of the Capitol Visitor Center.

Wednesday, December 14:
The Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee will meet to mark up the Private Mortgage Market Investment Act and a bill to improve the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. The mark up will begin at 10 a.m. in room 201 of the Capitol Visitor Center.

Thursday, December 15:
The Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee will convene a hearing to examine oversight, regulation and current issues facing the accounting and auditing profession. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. in room 201 of the Capitol Visitor Center.  

The Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee will meet for a hearing on H.R. 32, the Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2011. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m.

The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will delve into the collapse of brokerage firm MF Global at a hearing that will begin at 2 p.m. in room 201 of the Capitol Visitor Center. The Subcommittee will focus on decisions and events leading to the collapse of MF Global, the effectiveness of regulators in overseeing MF Global’s activities, and the impact MF Global’s bankruptcy will have on its customers.  Jon Corzine, who resigned as the firm’s chairman and chief executive officer earlier this month, has been called by the Subcommittee to testify at the hearing.  

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