Full Committee Hearing

Fairness in Financial Services: Racism and Discrimination in Banking

Date:   Thursday, December 1, 2022 Time:   10:00 AM Location:   Dirksen Senate Office Building 538

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THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION, HYBRID FORMAT to conduct a hearing entitled, “Fairness in Financial Services: Racism and Discrimination in Banking.” The witnesses will be: Ms. Lisa Rice, President and CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance; Mr. Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League; The Honorable Byron Donalds, Representative (FL-19), United States House of Representatives; Mr. Devon Westhill, President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity; and Ms. Janai Nelson, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF).

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this briefing. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on the website at http://www.banking.senate.gov.

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Member Statements

  1. Chairman Sherrod Brown (D - Ohio)
  2. Ranking Member Patrick J. Toomey (R - Pennsylvania)


  1. Ms. Lisa Rice
    President and CEO
    National Fair Housing Alliance
  2. Mr. Marc H. Morial
    President and CEO
    National Urban League
  3. The Honorable Byron Donalds
    Representative (FL-19)
    United States House of Representatives
  4. Mr. Devon Westhill
    President and General Counsel
    Center for Equal Opportunity
  5. Ms. Janai Nelson
    President and Director-Counsel
    NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)