Washington - The Week Ahead, April 1-5, 2019

April 2, 2019

At 10:00 AM the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing entitled: “The Application of Environmental, Social, and Governance Principles in Investing and the Roles of Asset Managers, Proxy Advisors, and Other Intermediaries”. Witnesses will include: Phil Gramm, former U.S. Senator; James Copland, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; and John Streur, CEO, Calvert Research and Management.

At 10:00 AM the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled: “The Fair Housing Act: Reviewing Efforts to Eliminate Discrimination and Promote Opportunity in Housing”. Witnesses will include: Debby Goldberg, Vice President, Housing Policy and Special Projects, National Fair Housing Alliance; Cashauna Hill, Executive Director, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center; Kierra Johnson, Deputy Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force; Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research and Outreach, Zillow Group; and Salim Furth, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Washington University.

At 2:00 PM the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled: “The Affordable Housing Crisis in Rural America: Assessing the Federal Response”. Witnesses will include: Gideon Anders, Senior Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project; Stan Keasling, President, National Rural Housing Coalition; David Lipsetz, CEO, Housing Assistance Council; Andres Saavedra, Senior Program Officer, Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation; and Tanya Eastwood, President, Council for Affordable and Rural Housing.

April 3, 3019

At 10:00 AM the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled: “Member Day Hearing: Committee on Financial Services”. During this session, the Committee will receive testimony from Members, Delegates, and the Resident Commission on proposed legislation within its jurisdiction.

At 2:00 PM the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled: “Putting Investors First: Reviewing Proposals to Hold Executives Accountable”. A witness list has not been provided.

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