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February 17, 2017

DC Catalysts and Events

Week of February 20-24


MACRO

Mon-Fri: Congress in recess

Fri-Mon: National Governors Association 2017 Winter Meeting (starts Feb. 24)

Wed @ 12pm: Heritage discussion on the Congressional Review Act


FINANCIALS

Tues @ 2pm: FOMC releases the minutes from its Jan 31-Feb 1 meeting

Wed @ 8am: TCH/Columbia conference on optimal bank regulation

Wed @ 6pm: Urban Institute discussion on “The Effect of Higher Interest Rates on the Housing and Mortgage Markets”

Thurs @ 9:15am: Treasury OFR meeting

Thurs @ 12pm: Mercatus Center holds Capitol Hill briefing on financial regulation

Thurs-Fri: SEC Speaks in 2017 conference


HEALTH CARE

Thurs @ 8am: FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee meets to review the Sentinel Cerebral Protection System


DEFENSE, SECURITY & CYBER

Sun-Wed: IDEX 2017 (defense conference & trade show in Abu Dhabi)

Tues @ 10am: Brookings event on “Defense Priorities”

Tues-Thurs: West 2017 (San Diego)

Thurs @ 9am: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Goldfein speaks at CSIS

Thurs @ 9:30am: US-China Economic and Security Review Commission hearing on “China’s Advanced Weapons”

Thurs @ 10am: Gen. Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff speaks at Brookings


INDUSTRIALS

Wed @ 12:30pm:  Atlantic Council event on U.S. trade with Mexico and Canada


TELECOM, MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

All February: Potential D.C. Circuit decisions on DISH DE Discount appeal and FCC net neutrality re-hearing

Thurs @ 10:30am: FCC monthly open meeting


ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

All week: Following confirmation of EPA Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt, look for administrative action re Obama-era EPA policy

All week: Watching for court decisions from D.C. Circuit on Clean Power Plan and electric transmission ROE