Today In Washington

May 23, 2018

Source: Jennifer White - Director, Government Relations

Today, the House continues consideration of the FY19 Defense Authorization Act.


House Pases Banking Legislation – Yesterday, the House passed the Senate-passed banking bill, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), which would narrow the scope of Dodd-Frank regulations to give small and mid-size banks regulatory relief, by a margin of 258-159. The measure would also raise the asset threshold for banks to be designated as systemically important financial institutions from $50 billion to $250 billion. The bill now heads to the President’s desk, where he is expected to sign it.


Senate Appropriations Schedule Announced – The Senate Appropriations Committee has announced its schedule to mark up all 12 FY19 bills over five weeks. 



Bills to be Considered

May 21-25

Energy and Water


June 4-8


Military Construction-Veterans Affairs

June 11-15



Legislative Branch

June 18-22

State and Foreign Operations

Homeland Security

Financial Services and General Government

June 25-29




Federal Reserve Bank of New York Releases 2017 Small Business Credit Survey Report – Using data from the 2017 Small Business Credit Report Survey, the Report provides an in-depth look at performance, debt holdings, and credit experiences of over 8,000 small businesses. Read more here.





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