This Week in Congress

by | Nov 14, 2018

This Week in Congress

by | Nov 14, 2018

Members of the 113th Congress bow their heads in prayer as they convene in the Capitol in Washington January 3, 2013. In the wake of bruising fights in their own ranks over the "fiscal cliff" and aid for victims of superstorm Sandy - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives open a new Congress on Thursday more divided than ever. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

The parties will also begin appointing committee and subcommittee chairs. I’ll have a full analysis of the House and Senate leadership committee chairs when they are finalized.

The Senate will be considering the Coast Guard Reauthorization bill as well as nominations. The most significant is the nomination of former Kansas Banking Commissioner Michelle Bowman to the Federal Reserve Board. Bowman’s nomination is expected to sail through. Bowman fulfills the requirement that at least one member of the board “have primary experience serving or working with community banks,” as she worked with a community bank between working at FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security under George Bush, and serving as Kansas Banking Commissioner.

Bowman will be the third member of the Federal Reserve Board appointed by President Trump.

Trump will be able to nominate at least two more Fed governors (assuming Trump nominee and negative interest rate proponent Marvin Goodfriend is confirmed).

Read Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul’s thoughts on this here.

The House is currently scheduled to consider one rules bill this week, H.R. 6784, which removes the grey wolf from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife.

The House will also consider the following bills under suspension of the rules, including:

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About Norman Singleton

Norman Singleton is currently a Senior Fellow at the Market Institute. Mr. Singleton worked for Congressman Ron Paul from 1997-2012. Mr. Singleton served as Legislative Aide on Education and Workforce issues for Congressman Paul from 1997-2001, when he became Congressman Paul’s Legislative Director, a position he held until Congressman Paul left Congress in 2013. Mr. Singleton also served as volunteer policy director for the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign. Prior to working for Ron Paul, Mr. Singleton worked for the National Right to Work Committee. Mr. Singleton graduated Cum Laude from Washington and Jefferson College with a degree in economics and is a 1991 graduate of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law. He is also a founding member of the Republican Liberty Caucus.

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