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March 2012 Hearings    « February 2012     April 2012 »   Full List  
Mar 1 at 10:00 AM The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress.” The witness will be: The Honorable Ben Bernanke, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
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Mar 6 at 10:00 AM Spurring Job Growth Through Capital Formation While Protecting Investors, Part II
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled “Spurring Job Growth Through Capital Formation While Protecting Investors, Part II.” The witnesses will be: Mr. William D. Waddill, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Professor Jay R. Ritter, Cordell Professor of Finance, University of Florida; Ms. Kathleen Shelton Smith, Principal, Renaissance Capital; Mr. Lynn E. Turner, Former Chief Accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Managing Director, LitiNomics, Inc.; and Mr. Tim Rowe, Founder and CEO, Cambridge Innovation Center.
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Mar 8 at 10:00 AM Addressing the Housing Crisis in Indian Country: Leveraging Resources and Coordinating Efforts
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled “Addressing the Housing Crisis in Indian Country: Leveraging Resources and Coordinating Efforts.” The witnesses will be: The Honorable Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Mr. Doug O’Brien, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture; The Honorable Robert G. McSwain, Deputy Director for Management Operations, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Ms. Jodi Gillette, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs for Policy and Economic Development, U.S. Department of the Interior. Additional witnesses may be announced at a later date.
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Mar 14 at 02:30 PM Examining Issues in the Prepaid Card Market
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled “Examining Issues in the Prepaid Card Market.” The witnesses will be: Ms. Lauren Saunders, Managing Attorney, National Consumer Law Center; and Mr. David Rothstein, Researcher, Policy Matters Ohio. Additional witnesses may be added at a later date.
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Mar 15 at 02:30 PM Strengthening the Housing Market and Minimizing Losses to Taxpayers
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled “Strengthening the Housing Market and Minimizing Losses to Taxpayers.” The witness will be: Mr. John C. DiIorio, CEO, 1st Alliance Lending; Dr. Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, CATO Institute; and Dr. Laurie F. Goodman, Senior Managing Director, Amherst Securities. Additional witnesses may be announced at a later date.
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Mar 20 at 10:00 AM Nominations Hearing
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on the following nominees: Mr. Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Dr. Jeremy C. Stein, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Mr. Jeremiah O. Norton, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Dr. Richard B. Berner, of Massachusetts, to be Director, Office of Financial Research, Department of the Treasury (New Position); and Ms. Christy L. Romero, of Virginia, to be Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
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Mar 22 at 09:45 AM International Harmonization of Wall Street Reform: Orderly Liquidation, Derivatives, and the Volcker Rule
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled “International Harmonization of Wall Street Reform: Orderly Liquidation, Derivatives, and the Volcker Rule.” The witnesses will be: The Honorable Lael Brainard, Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury; The Honorable Daniel K. Tarullo, Member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; The Honorable Elisse B. Walter, Member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; The Honorable Martin J. Gruenberg, Acting Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and Mr. John G. Walsh, Acting Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Additional witness may be announced at a later date.
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Mar 27 at 10:30 AM The Choice Neighborhoods Initiative: A New Community Development Model
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled “The Choice Neighborhoods Initiative: A New Community Development Model.” The witness on Panel I will be: The Honorable Sandra Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The witnesses on Panel II will be: Ms. Maria Maio, Executive Director, Jersey City Housing Authority; Dr. Susan Popkin, Director of the Program on Neighborhoods and Youth Development, Urban Institute; Dr. Anthony B. Sanders, Distinguished Professor of Real Estate Finance, George Mason University; Mr. Paul Weech, Executive Vice President for Policy and Member Engagement, Housing Partnership Network; and Mr. Egbert Perry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Integral Group. Additional witnesses may be announced at a later date.
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Mar 28 at 02:30 PM Retirement (In)security: Examining the Retirement Savings Deficit
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC POLICY will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled “Retirement (In)security: Examining the Retirement Savings Deficit”. The witnesses will be: Mr. Michael Calabrese, Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation; Dr. Jack VanDerhei, Director of Research, Employee Benefit Research Institute; and Mr. James G. Rickards, Senior Managing Director, Tangent Capital Partners, LLC. Additional witnesses may be added at a later date.
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Mar 29 at 10:00 AM Developing the Framework for Safe and Efficient Mobile Payments
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in EXECUTIVE SESSION to consider the nominations of Mr. Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Dr. Jeremy C. Stein, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Mr. Jeremiah O. Norton, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Dr. Richard B. Berner, of Massachusetts, to be Director, Office of Financial Research, U.S. Department of the Treasury (New Position); and Ms. Christy L. Romero, of Virginia, to be Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Following the EXECUTIVE SESSION, the Committee will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled “Developing the Framework for Safe and Efficient Mobile Payments.” The witnesses will be: Ms. Sandra F. Braunstein, Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and Mr. Kenneth C. Montgomery, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
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Mar 29 at 10:00 AM EXECUTIVE SESSION to Vote on Nominations
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in EXECUTIVE SESSION to consider the nominations of Mr. Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Dr. Jeremy C. Stein, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Mr. Jeremiah O. Norton, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Dr. Richard B. Berner, of Massachusetts, to be Director, Office of Financial Research, U.S. Department of the Treasury (New Position); and Ms. Christy L. Romero, of Virginia, to be Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Following the EXECUTIVE SESSION, the Committee will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled “Developing the Framework for Safe and Efficient Mobile Payments.” The witnesses will be: Ms. Sandra F. Braunstein, Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and Mr. Kenneth C. Montgomery, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
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