Financial Services to tackle derivatives and Fannie, Freddie legal fees

The committee now lists two hearings for Feb. 15 on its website. The first, a full committee meeting, will explore the "regulatory, economic and market implications" of the section of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law that places new requirements on the derivatives market.

Later that same day, the committee's oversight and investigations subcommittee will delve into the legal expenses incurred by Fannie and Freddie after they were brought under federal conservatorship.

Although the committee's website does not offer details beyond a title, that hearing will likely explore reports that taxpayers shelled out more than $160 million defending the mortgage giants and their former executives in civil fraud lawsuits.

Both hearings were listed on a tentative schedule released by the committee last month.