Policy Forum

Banking and Insurance in the 112th Congress

December 7, 2010 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST

Auditorium/Wintergarden

Panel I — Insurance

  • Robert Detlefsen, Vice President of Public Policy, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Lars Powell, Whitbeck‐​Beyer Chair of Insurance and Financial Services, University of Arkansas
  • Lawrence H. Mirel, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Stephen Pociask, Chief Economist, American Consumer Institute
  • Moderated by Eli Lehrer, Director, Center on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, Heartland Institute

Panel II — Banking

  • Mark Oesterle, Chief Counsel for the Minority, U.S. Senate Banking Committee
  • Joi Sheffield, Former Banking Counsel to Sen. Tim Johnson
  • Bert Ely, Principal, Ely & Company, Inc.
  • Moderated by Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

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Two panels will provide a preview of what the new Congress might hold for banking and insurance legislation. Will we see freer financial markets or more regulation? Can Dodd‐​Frank be repealed? What is likely to happen to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? These and other questions will be addressed.