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Hybrid Hearing with Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin

The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis held a hybrid in-person/remote hearing with Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Administration’s response to the country’s economic crisis. The hearing will examine the urgent need for additional economic relief for children, workers, and families and the Administration’s implementation of key stimulus programs passed by Congress earlier this year.

Equitable Algorithms: Examining Ways to Reduce AI Bias in Financial Services

Witness List

  • Dr. Philip Thomas, Assistant Professor and co-director of the Autonomous Learning Lab, College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Dr. Makada Henry-Nickie, Fellow, Race Prosperity and Inclusion Initiative Governance Studies Program, Brookings Institution
  • Dr. Michael Kearns, Professor and National Center Chair, Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Ms. Bärí A. Williams, Attorney and Emerging Tech AI & Privacy Advisor
  • Mr. Rayid Ghani, Distinguished Career Professor, Machine Learning Department and Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Challenges and Solutions: Access to Banking Services for Cannabis-Related Businesses


  • H.R.____, “The Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019” [DRAFT]


Witness List

Panel I

  • The Honorable Ed Perlmutter, Member of Congress

Panel II

Putting Consumers First? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


  • H.R.____, “ the Consumers First Act” [DRAFT]


Witness List

Panel I

Panel II

  • Mr. Hilary Shelton, Director & Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Ms. Linda Jun, Senior Policy Counsel, Americans for Financial Reform
  • Ms. Jennifer Davis, Government Relations Deputy Director, National Military Family Association
  • Mr. Seth Frotman, Executive Director, Student Borrower Protection Center
  • Mr. Scott Weltman, Managing Shareholder, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.

Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 years after the Financial Crisis

Witness List

Emerging Threats to Stability: Considering the Systemic Risk of Leveraged Lending


  • H.R. ____, the “Protecting the Independent Funding of the Office of Financial Research Act” [DRAFT]
  • H.R. ____, the “Leveraged Lending Data and Analysis Act” [DRAFT]
  • H.R. ____, the “Leveraged Lending Examination Enhancement Act” [DRAFT]


Witness List

  • Erik F. Gerding, Professor of Law & Wolf-Nichol Fellow, University of Colorado Law School
  • Victoria Ivashina, Lovett-Learned Chaired Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School
  • Gaurav Vasisht, Senior Vice President and Director, Financial Regulation Initiatives, The Volcker Alliance
  • Gregory Nini, Assistant Professor of Finance, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University

An Examination of State Efforts to Oversee the $1.5 Trillion Student Loan Servicing Market

Witness List

  • Joe Sanders, Student Loan Ombudsman and Supervising Attorney, Consumer Fraud Bureau, Illinois Attorney General's Office
  • Nicholas Smyth, Assistant Director for Consumer Financial Protection, Senior Deputy Attorney General, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Arwen Thoman, Director, Student Loan Assistance Unit, and Investigations Supervisor, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
  • Joanna Darcus, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation Racial Justice Fellow, National Consumer Law Center
  • Scott Buchanan, Executive Director, Student Loan Servicing Alliance

Oversight of Bankruptcy Law and Legislative Proposals

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.)

Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Ben Cline (R.-Va.)

Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-N.Y.)

Panel Two: 

Ms. Hollister K. Petraeus 
Former Assistant Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Servicemember Affairs

Mr. Robert Keach on behalf of The American Bankruptcy Institute

Mr. Ed Boltz Esq. on behalf of The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Mr. John Rao on behalf of The National Consumer Law Center

Ms. Dalié Jiménez 
Professor, University of California Irvine School of Law

The Honorable Thomas Small on behalf of The National Bankruptcy Conference


Examining the Wayfair decision and its Ramifications for Consumers and Small Businesses

Witness List:

  • Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform
  • Chad White, Owner, Class-Tech-Cars, Inc.
  • Lary Sinewitz, Executive Vice President, BrandsMart on behalf of the National Retail Federation
  • Bartlett Cleland, General Counsel and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, American Legislative Exchange Council
  • The Honorable Curt Bramble, Past President, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Andrew Moylan, Executive Vice President, National Taxpayers Union Foundation
  • Joseph Crosby, Principal, MultiState Associates Incorporated
  • Andrew Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown