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Assessing the Effects of Consumer Finance Regulations

Senate Banking Committee
Witness Panel
Mr. Leonard Chanin
Of Counsel
Morrison and Foerster LLP
Mr. David Hirschmann
President and CEO
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness
Mr. Todd Zywicki
Foundation Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Law and Economics Center
George Mason University School of Law
Reverend Willie Gable Jr.
Doctor of Ministry and Chairman of the Board
National Baptist Convention USA, Housing and Economic Development Commission

The Future of Housing in America: Government Regulations and the High Cost of Housing

House Financial Services Housing and Insurance Subcommittee


Witness List
  • Mr. Clyde Holland, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Holland Partner Group, on behalf of the National Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association 
  • Mr. Jayar Daily, Chief Operations Officer, American Homestar Corporation, on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Institute 
  • Ms. Vicki Been, Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • Mr. Granger MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer, MacDonald Companies, on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders 
  • Professor A. Mechele Dickerson, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law 

The Multiemployer Pension Plan System: Recent Reforms and Current Challenges

Senate Finance Committee
Witness List: 
The Honorable Joshua Gotbaum
Guest Scholar, Economic Studies Program
The Brookings Institution
Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Rita Lewis
Central States Pension Plan
West Chester , Ohio
Mr. Cecil E. Roberts, Jr.
International President
United Mine Workers of America
Triangle, Va.
Dr. Andrew G. Biggs
Resident Scholar
American Enterprise Institute
Washington, D.C.

Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis and Its Impact on the Bond Markets

Witness List
  • Dr. Anne Krueger, Senior Research Professor of International Economics, John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
  • Mr. Juan Carlos Batlle, Senior Managing Director, CPG Island Servicing, LLC 
  • The Honorable William M. Isaac, Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Institutions, FTI Consulting 
  • Dr. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics

The Need for the Establishment of a Puerto Rico Financial Stability and Economic Growth Authority



The Honorable Anthony A. Williams
Former Mayor of Washington, D.C., 1999-2007
Senior Advisor, Dentons US LLP
Washington, DC
Mr. James E. Spiotto
Managing Director
Chapman Strategic Advisors LLC
Chicago, IL
Mr. Carlos M. Garcia
Former Chairman and President of the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico
Chief Executive Officer
BayBoston Managers LLC
Newton Center, MA
Professor Simon Johnson
Professor of Global Economics and Management
MIT Sloan School of Management
Cambridge, MA
Mr. Thomas Moers Mayer
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, LLP
New York, NY
Mr. Eric LeCompte
Executive Director
Jubilee USA Network
Washington, DC

Exploring Energy Challenges and Opportunities Facing Puerto Rico

Lisa Donahue
Managing Director
Josen Rossi
President, Puerto Rico Institute of Competitiveness and Sustainability
Chairman of the Board, AIREKO
Jorge San Miguel
Chair, Environmental Law, Energy & Land Use
Ferraiuoli LLC
Jaime L Sanabria Hernández 
Co-President & General Manager for Finance & Administration
EcoEléctrica, L. P.
Carlos Rivera Vélez, Ph.D., PE
Chairman of the Board
Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association

Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Problems: Examining the Source and Exploring the Solution

Panel I
The Honorable Alejandro Javier García Padilla
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
The Honorable Pedro Pierluisi
Resident Commissioner For Puerto Rico
United States House of Representatives
Panel II
Mr. Alex J. Pollock
Resident Fellow
American Enterprise Institute
Washington , DC
Mr. Stephen Spencer
Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey
Minneapolis , MN
Dr. Carlos A. Colón De Armas
Professor Of Finance
Graduate School of Business, University of Puerto Rico
San Juan , Puerto Rico
Mr. Richard Carrión
Executive Chairman
Banco Popular
San Juan , Puerto Rico
Mr. Richard Ravitch
Former Lieutenant Governor
State of New York
New York , NY