Thursday hearing will focus on secondary mortgage market reform bill.
GOP-powered panel says enough to build Mount Rushmore more than 1,500 times.
Rhode Island's Reed, New York's Schumer seen eyeing top post on Senate Banking Committee as South Dakota's Johnson retires.
Committee passage would send CFPB director's bid to full Senate for more partisan combat.
Senate, House plans don't include specifics on which tax loopholes to eliminate.
CFPB director goes before Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday for expected testy confirmation hearing.
Although some of the names are still unofficial, party choices for Senate committees that affect credit unions are starting to emerge.
Congress is scheduled to call it a year on Friday but fiscal cliff negotiations might change that. Privacy notice bill scheduled for House vote today.
Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), primary sponsor of S.2231, which would increase the member business lending cap to 27.5% of assets, received loud cheers as he spoke in favor of the legislation to about 500 gathered in Washington Nov. 27 to hike the hill in favor of the bill.
Combination of the two exceeds support for each singly, according to Emerson College Polling Society.