Senate Banking Hearing on Future of Housing Finance System at 10AM


WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 21, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Rob Couch, a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Housing Commission, will testify before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs at a hearing tomorrow on housing finance reform.

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Couch’s testimony will focus on the range of tools a secondary housing market regulator will need to be effective and provide oversight of a future housing finance system.

He will draw from recommendations from BPC’s report, Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy. Earlier this year, BPC proposed a new housing finance system that calls for a far greater role for the private sector, a continued but limited role for the federal government, the elimination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, access to safe and affordable mortgages for all eligible borrowers, and for the Federal Housing Administration to improve efficiency and avoid crowd-out of private capital.


Rob Couch
Member, Banking and Financial Services, Real Estate and Governmental Affairs practice groups at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Member, BPC Housing Commission


Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Housing Finance Reform: Powers and Structure of a Strong Regulator


Thursday, November 21 | 10:00AM


Dirksen Senate Office Building | Room 538Contact:

Ashley Berrang
(202) 637-1456

Twitter | @ABerrang

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