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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


 


Featuring

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


AGENDA

9:00-9:30AM
Breakfast and Registration

9:30-9:40AM
Opening Remarks

9:40-10:10AM
Keynote presentation: Why the Status Quo is Unsustainable

Lewis S. Ranieri, Ranieri Partners l View written remarks

10:10-10:40AM
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

10:40-11:10AM
Keynote presentation: Call for Legislative Action

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

11:10-11:50AM
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

11:50AM-12:00PM
Closing Remarks

1225 Eye St. NWs
11189
2498588118001
Washington
2013-06-17 00:00:00
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DC
Bipartisan Policy Center
20005