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: