Press Releases

Updated: This Week in the House Judiciary Committee

Washington, DC, February 8, 2016

Thursday, Feburary 11

10:00 a.m.       Full Committee Markup (click here to watch)

2141 Rayburn House Office Building

H.R. 2947, the “Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2015”: This bill is a product of the Judiciary Committee’s long-standing oversight of U.S. bankruptcy laws as well as the Committee’s recent examination into improving the bankruptcy laws for the resolution of financial institutions. The bill adds a new subchapter V to chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code to address the resolution of financial institutions, including large, multi-national financial firms.

H.R. 759, the “Recidivism Risk Reduction Act”: At the markup, an amendment in the nature of a substitute will be offered to H.R. 759. The ANS reforms the federal prison system to strengthen public safety, enhance prison security, help inmates get the care they need, and protect civil liberties.

2:00 p.m.        Full Committee Hearing

2141 Rayburn House Office Building

Hearing on: Is the Investor Visa Program an Underperforming Asset?


  • Mr. Nicholas Colucci, Chief, Immigrant Investor Program, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Ms. Rebecca Gambler, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Ms. Jeanne Calderon, Clinical Associate Professor, Stern School of Business, New York University
  • Mr. Matt Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, E3 Investment Group

5:00 p.m.        Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Hearing

2141 Rayburn House Office Building

Hearing on: Resolving Issues with Confiscated Property in Cuba, Havana Club Rum and Other Property


Panel One

  • The Honorable Kurt Tong, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Ms. Mary Denison, Commissioner for Trademarks, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Panel Two

  • Mr. Rick Wilson, Senior Vice President, Bacardi-Martini, Inc.
  • Mr. William A. Reinsch, President, National Foreign Trade Council
  • Mr. Mauricio J. Tamargo, Poblete Tamargo, LLP
  • Ms. Lilliam Escasena, Cuban Property Claimant, Miami, Florida