Off the Record with Two Capitol Hill Giants
Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Former Chairmen of the House Financial Services Committee join NMHC to debate GSE reform, Dodd Frank, capital and housing markets, the state of Washington politics and to share insights on how they worked together, and often in opposition, to craft legislation.
Bipartisanship in a Broken Washington
Partisanship has gripped Washington for decades and seems to have only worsened in recent times. Often, it can have negative impacts on the capital markets and the business community overall. NMHC has long pushed against this and is fortunate to have a new, powerful ally in Congress—the Problem Solvers Caucus. The bipartisan group of members is led by Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Tom Reed (R-NY). From healthcare and immigration to infrastructure, the group is leading the fight for common sense, bipartisan solutions to our nation’s most challenging problems.
A Look Under the Hood of Trump’s Washington.
Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, authors of Politico Playbook – every D.C. insider’s must-read newsletter for happenings in Washington – share their insights into the first half of the Trump Presidency. From big wins to big losses, Palmer and Sherman will discuss how Washington operates since the 2016 election and what’s in store as we approach 2020.
But Wait! There’s More! What’s Ahead for the Economy and the Apartment Industry.
The current upswing is now the longest in U.S. history, but economists agree that expansions don’t just die of old age. This session will explore whether robust economic growth can continue indefinitely, along with some possible stumbling blocks for the economy. In addition, the panelists will offer insight into why the demand for apartments has been so strong through this expansion—and why this might continue.
America’s Housing Crisis is Real. It Needs Real Solutions.
Two of the country’s leading voices in the housing affordability debate, Dr. Jenny Schuetz, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, and Matthew Yglesias, a co-founder of Vox.com and a senior correspondent focused on politics and economic policy, will join NMHC members in a lively discussion about housing in America, what has changed over the past few years and the industry’s role going forward.