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Housing Finance Reform: Is Inertia Gaining Momentum?

WHEN: Monday, June 17, 2013 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St. NWs, Washington, DC, 20005

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Despite broad agreement on the need for reform of our nation’s housing finance system, after nearly five years Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac remain in conservatorship with no clear path forward. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Housing Commission hosted a discussion of why the status quo is unsustainable and bipartisan legislative action is needed to restore a sound and sustainable system of housing finance.

Introduction and Welcome

Keynote Remarks

First Panel Discussion

Second Panel Discussion

Third Panel Discussion

Closing Remarks



Lewis S. Ranieri View written remarks
Chairman and Founding Partner, Ranieri Partners

James B. Lockhart III
Vice Chairman, WL Ross & Co. LLC
Former Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency


Breakfast and Registration

Opening Remarks

Keynote presentation: Why the Status Quo is Unsustainable

Lewis S. Ranieri, Ranieri Partners l View written remarks

Panel: Views from Across the Spectrum

  • Mark Calabria, Cato Institute
  • Sarah Wartell, Urban Institute
  • Moderator: Robert M. Couch, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings; BPC Housing Commissioner

Keynote presentation: Call for Legislative Action

James B. Lockhart III, WL Ross & Co. LLC

Panel: Industry Perspectives on Housing Finance Reform

  • Kevin Kelly, Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc.; National Association of Home Builders First Vice Chairman of the Board
  • David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Barry Zigas, Consumer Federation of America; BPC Housing Commissioner
  • Moderator: Nicolas P. Retsinas, Harvard Business School; BPC Housing Commissioner

Closing Remarks

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