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November 2013 Hearings    « October 2013     December 2013 »   Full List  
Nov 5 at 10:00 AM Housing Finance Reform: Protecting Small Lender Access to the Secondary Mortgage Market
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “Housing Finance Reform: Protecting Small Lender Access to the Secondary Mortgage Market.” The witnesses will be: Mr. Richard Swanson, President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines on behalf of the Council of Federal Home Loan Banks; Mr. William A. Loving, Jr., President and CEO of Pendleton Community Bank, Franklin, West Virginia and Chairman of Independent Community Bankers of America; Mr. Bill Hampel, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Research & Policy Analysis, Credit Union National Association; Mr. Bill Cosgrove, CMB, President and CEO, Union Home Mortgage Company and Chairman-Elect of Mortgage Bankers Association; Mr. John Harwell, Associate Vice President of Risk Management, Apple Federal Credit Union, Fairfax, VA on behalf of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions; and Mr. Jeff Plagge, President and CEO, Northwest Financial Corp., Arnolds Park, Iowa and Chairman of the American Bankers Association. All hearings are webcasted live and will not be available until the hearing starts. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-7391 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.
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Nov 7 at 10:00 AM Housing Finance Reform: Essential Elements to Provide Affordable Options for Housing
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “Housing Finance Reform: Essential Elements to Provide Affordable Options for Housing.” The witnesses will be: Mr. Hilary O. Shelton, Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, NAACP; Mr. Rick Judson, Chairman, National Association of Home Builders; Dr. Sheila Crowley, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition; Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum; and Mr. Ethan Handelman, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, National Housing Conference. All hearings are webcasted live and will not be available until the hearing starts. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-7391 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.
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Nov 12 at 02:30 PM The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report to Congress
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report to Congress.” The witness will be: The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. All hearings are webcasted live and will not be available until the hearing starts. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-7391 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.
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Nov 14 at 10:00 AM Nomination Hearing
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on the nomination of The Honorable Janet L. Yellen to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. All hearings are webcasted live and will not be available until the hearing starts. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-7391 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.
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Nov 19 at 10:00 AM POSTPONED: Housing Finance Reform: Fundamentals of Transferring Credit Risk in a Future Housing Finance System
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “Housing Finance Reform: Fundamentals of Transferring Credit Risk in a Future Housing Finance System.” The witnesses will be: Ms. Wanda DeLeo, Deputy Director for Office of Strategic Initiatives, Federal Housing Finance Agency; Mr. Kevin Palmer, Vice President, Freddie Mac; Ms. Laurel Davis, Vice President, Fannie Mae; Mr. Ted Durant, Vice President of Analytic Services, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation; Mr. Ajay Rajadhyaksha, Managing Director and Co-Head of FICC Research, Barclays; and Ms. Laurie S. Goodman, Center Director, Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute. All hearings are webcasted live and will not be available until the hearing starts. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-7391 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.

Nov 19 at 03:30 PM The Present and Future Impact of Virtual Currency
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE and SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC POLICY will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled “The Present and Future Impact of Virtual Currency”. The witnesses on Panel I will be: Ms. Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; and Mr. David Cotney, Commissioner of Banks, Massachusetts Division of Banks. The witnesses on Panel II will be: Mr. Anthony Gallippi, Co-founder and CEO, BitPay, Incorporated; Ms. Mercedes Kelley Tunstall, Partner and Practice Leader, Privacy and Data Security Group, Ballard Spahr LLP; Ms. Sarah Jane Hughes, University Scholar and Fellow in Commercial Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law; and Mr. Paul Smocer, BITS President, Financial Services Roundtable. All hearings are webcasted live and will not be available until the hearing starts. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-7391 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.
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Nov 20 at 02:00 PM POSTPONED: Regulating Financial Holding Companies and Physical Commodities
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled “Regulating Financial Holding Companies and Physical Commodities”. The witnesses will be: Mr. Michael Gibson, Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and Mr. Norman Bay, Director, Office of Enforcement, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Additional witnesses may be announced at a later date. All hearings are webcasted live and will not be available until the hearing starts. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-7391 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.

Nov 21 at 10:00 AM EXECUTIVE SESSION to Vote on the Nomination of The Honorable Janet L. Yellen to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in EXECUTIVE SESSION to consider the nomination of The Honorable Janet L. Yellen, of California, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. All hearings are webcast live and will not be available until the hearing starts. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-7391 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.
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Nov 21 at 10:00 AM Housing Finance Reform: Powers and Structure of a Strong Regulator
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “Housing Finance Reform: Powers and Structure of a Strong Regulator.” The witnesses will be: Mr. Alfred Pollard, General Counsel, Federal Housing Finance Agency; Ms. Diane Ellis, Director, Division of Insurance and Research, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Mr. Kurt Regner, CFE, Assistant Director, Arizona Department of Insurance on behalf of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners; Mr. Bart Dzivi, Chief Executive Officer, The Dzivi Law Firm, P.C.; Mr. Robert Couch, Counsel, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP on behalf of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission; and Mr. Paul Leonard, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Housing Policy Council of the Financial Services Round Table. All hearings are webcast live and will not be available until the hearing starts. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-7391 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.
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Nov 22 at 10:00 AM Housing Finance Reform: Developing a Plan for a Smooth Transition
COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “Housing Finance Reform: Developing a Plan for a Smooth Transition.” The witnesses will be: Mr. James Millstein, Chairman and CEO, Millstein & Co.; Mr. John Bovenzi, Partner, Oliver Wyman; Dr. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics; and Mr. David Min, Assistant Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law. All hearings are webcast live and will not be available until the hearing starts. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-7391 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.
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