Full Committee Hearing

Housing Finance Reform: Continuation of the 30-year Fixed-rate Mortgage

Date:   Thursday, October 20, 2011 Time:   10:00 AM

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COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled “Housing Finance Reform: Continuation of the 30-year Fixed-rate Mortgage”. The witnesses will be: Ms. Janis Bowdler, Deputy Director of Wealth Building Policy Project, National Council of La Raza; Dr. Anthony Sanders, Professor of Finance, George Mason University School of Management; and Dr. Susan Woodward, President, Sand Hill Econometrics. 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.


Witness Panel 1

  1. Ms. Janis Bowdler
    Senior Policy Analyst
    National Council of La Raza
  2. Mr. John Fenton
    President and CEO
    Affinity Federal Credit Union on behalf of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions
  3. Dr. Anthony Sanders
    Professor of Finance
    George Mason School of Management
  4. Dr. Paul Willen
    Senior Economist and Policy Advisor
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  5. Dr. Susan Woodward
    Sand Hill Econometrics