Description

The American Action Forum and R Street Institute will host a discussion on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing facilities across the electricity sector. Our event will focus on the impacts of the EPA’s regulations on consumers, states, industry, and other stakeholders. The event will feature keynote remarks by Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Jason Furman.

When:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Where:
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G11

Keynote:
CEA Chairman Jason Furman

Panelists:
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
Lori Sanders, Outreach Director & Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
Adele Morris, Policy Director for the Climate and Energy Economics Projects, Brookings

Moderator:
Erica Martinson, Energy & Environment Reporter, POLITICO

Description

The American Action Forum (AAF) will host an event to preview the Obama Administration’s 2015 budget and discuss the importance of fixing our nation’s fiscal health. Senator Rob Portman (OH), and former Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director, will deliver keynote remarks, followed by a question and answer session with AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

The event will also feature a roundtable discussion with leading budget experts.

WHO:
Senator Rob Portman (OH)
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
Maya MacGuineas, President, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Sudeep Reddy, Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Bill Gale, Co-Director, Tax Policy Center

WHAT:
Budgeting For A Stronger Future: A Preview Of The Administration’s Budget

WHEN:
Thursday, February 27
10:30 a.m.

WHERE:
American Action Forum Conference Room
1747 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 5th Floor

Description

The American Action Forum and the Employment Policies Institute will facilitate a breakfast conversation focused on ways to help those in poverty. The event will feature a panel discussion with AAF’s Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Georgetown’s Adriana Kugler, Brooking’s William Galston, and AEI’s Michael Strain.

WHO:
Joseph Sabia, Associate Professor of Economics, San Diego State University

Panel discussion

Moderator: James Politi, Financial Times

Panelists:

  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
  • Adriana Kugler, Professor of Public Policy, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
  • Michael Strain, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • William Galston, Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

WHAT:
Helping Those Most in Need: Is Minimum Wage the Answer?

WHEN:
Thursday, January 30
8:00am to 9:30am

WHERE:
1539 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
 

Description

The American Action Forum and Progressive Policy Institute announce their latest housing event, “From Recovery to Reform: Building a Sustainable Housing Finance System,” which will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the National Press Club. The event, which will be live streamed, will feature remarks by former Governor Tim Pawlenty and Federal Housing Administration Commissioner Carol Galante, discussions with Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries and Joseph Tracy, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Top economists and housing market experts, including former Governor Judd Gregg, Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics, and James Millstein, will build on our discussion last year on the keys to a housing recovery and focus on the reforms needed to the GSEs and Federal Housing Administration to build a sustainable housing finance system.

Participants:

  •     Carol Galante, Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing, Federal Housing Administration
  •     Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
  •     Tim Pawlenty, former Governor of MN, President & CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable
  •     Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow
  •     Joseph Tracy, Executive Vice President & Senior Advisor to the President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  •     Clea Benson, Bloomberg News
  •     Judd Gregg, former Governor & Senator of New Hampshire, CEO of SIFMA
  •     Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics
  •     James Millstein, Chairman and CEO, Millstein & Co.
  •     Chris Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate and Finance and Economics, Columbia University
  •     Megan Booth, Senior Policy Representative, National Association of Realtors
  •     Jason Gold, Senior Fellow for Financial Markets, Progressive Policy Institute
  •     Anthony Sanders, Professor of Finance, George Mason University
  •     Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute
  •     Ben White, POLITICO

Event details:

  •     When: Tuesday, October 1 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  •     Where: National Press Club
Description

Join the American Action Forum for a panel discussion on the recent financial crisis, its lasting effects, and where we stand today. On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, further destabilizing an already volatile financial market, and ultimately unleashing a wave of collapses, takeovers, and economic dislocation. The crisis and its ensuing damage to the real economy prompted extraordinary measures from Congress, the Federal Reserve, and two administrations. A landmark financial reform, the Dodd-Frank Act, undertook major change in financial regulation and is still being implemented today.

Our expert panel, having had front seats to the unfolding crisis and the resulting policy debate, will discuss the policies taken to mitigate the crisis and what we have left to do to prevent future ones.

Please RSVP as seats are limited. Lunch will be provided.

Agenda
  • Moderator

    Steve Liesman, Senior Economics Reporter, CNBC

  • Panelists

    • Hon. Barney Frank, former Chairman, House Committee on Financial Services
    • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum and former Commissioner, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
    • Hon. Bill Thomas, former Chairman, House Committee on Ways & Means and former Vice-Chair, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

Description

Join the American Action Forum for food and drinks to celebrate the launch of our new innovative, user-friendly website—www.AmericanActionForum.org. There will be giveaways, site demos, and staffers from AAF to meet, including Forum President Doug Holtz-Eakin. The event is compliant with House Ethics rules.

Description

The American Action Forum is hosting a forum on the importance of including student achievement data when evaluating and retaining teachers in the classroom. More and more, state legislatures across the nation are examining and enacting policies that address improving systems to evaluate teachers. A growing amount of research concurs that multiple criteria should be used to evaluate a teacher’s performance in the classroom, but to what degree should increasing student academic performance be used in such evaluations as weighted criteria? Join us as we explore the topic with a well balanced panel of experts.

Panel I: Moderated by Alyson Klein, Education Week
The Honorable Hanna Skandera, Secretary of Public Education, New Mexico
Kati Haycock, President, Education Trust
Tony Bennett, Former Commissioner of Florida's Department of Education
Dr. Randall Eberts, President, W.E. Upjohn Institute on Employment Research
Sally Lovejoy, Education Expert, American Action Forum
…and others.

Panel II: Moderated by Chad A. Miller, American Action Forum
James Bergeron, US House Committee on Education and the Workforce
David Cleary, US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Agenda
  • 9:30 a.m.

    Meet and Greet with Coffee and Pastries

  • 10:00 a.m.

    Panel I: Moderated by Alyson Klein, Education Week

  • 11:30 a.m.

    Panel II: Moderated by Chad A. Miller, American Action Forum

Description

Federal efforts to impose a cost on carbon emissions raise meaningful questions about the international competitiveness of U.S. energy-intensive industries and the likelihood of emission leakage to countries without similar policies. Any efforts to “level the playing field” for international trading partners will raise flags regarding compatibility with our international obligations, particularly with respect to the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

To ignite a discussion on the integrity of a domestic carbon policy in a globalized market, we ask, “can a carbon price be applied in a way that meets competitiveness and environmental objectives without violating U.S. trade obligations?” Though a carbon tax remains politically volatile, the relative simplicity of its structure is easiest to evaluate in this context; it will be our subject in this discussion.

Featuring Doug Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum, Nigel Purvis, President of Climate Advisers, and Jennifer Hillman, former WTO appellate body member, this bipartisan panel of trade, energy, and environment experts will discuss the design of potential carbon tax border measures. The event will be accompanied by the release of “Changing Climate for Carbon Taxes: Who’s Afraid of the WTO?", a new bipartisan report on carbon tax compliance with WTO regulations."

Agenda
Description

Politico and the American Action Forum host a morning of one-on-one conversations with emerging leaders who will influence the future of U.S. tax policy. 

Agenda
  • Special Guests

    Katie McAuliffe, Americans for Tax Reform Caleb Newquist, Going Concern Rep. Jan Schakowsky Jonathan Traub, Deloitte Tax LLP

Description

After President Barack Obama details his plans, join members of the Politico Pro team for a conversation about current tax policy and prospects for reform in the tax landscape this year. 

Agenda
  • Special Guests

    Dan Alban, Institute for Justice Rep. Charles Boustany Pam Olson, PriceWaterhouseCooper Rep. Charles Rangel Alan Viard, American Enterprise

Description

Student Loans

Summary

 

The American Action Forum will sponsor an event on student loans bringing together legislators, economists, and members of the higher education community to address reforming Pell Grants, FFEL, Direct Loans, and other federal programs, and looking at what the Obama administration has done and proposed in higher education. As unemployment post-graduation continues to escalate along with tuition costs, default rates, and the amount of student loans being borrowed, which will soon exceed $1 trillion, the higher education bubble is starting to resemble the subprime mortgage crisis.

 

 Agenda:

12:00 

Lunch Served

12:30

Introduction: Doug Holtz-Eakin

 

12:40

Opening Remarks: Senator Rand Paul

12:50

Panelists:

  • Jeff Selingo, Vice President and Editorial Director, Chronicle of Higher Ed
  • Andrew Gillen, Director of Research, Center for College Affordability and Productivity
  • Anne Neal, President American Council of Trustees and Alumni 
  • Zayika Smith, Senior Advisor to the President on Education, White House, Domestic Policy Council 

 

Q&A

1:25

Closing Remarks: Representative Virginia Foxx 

Photos

Find Photos for this event on Facebook.

 

Videos

Video recordings of the event are located on YouTube.

 

Student Loans: Burden or Benefit?

Student Loans: Burden or Benefit? (Part 2)

Student Loans: Burden or Benefit? (Part 3)

 
Agenda
  • 12:00

    Lunch Served

  • 12:30

    Introduction - Douglas Holtz-Eakin

  • 12:40

    Opening Remarks - Senator Rand Paul

  • 12:50

    Panelists: -Jeff Selingo, Vice President and Editorial Director, Chronicle of Higher Ed -Andrew Gillen, Director of Research, Center for Col

  • 1:25

    Closing Remarks - Representative Virginia Foxx

Description

The event, which will be live streamed, will feature opening remarks from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, followed by a discussion between Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow, and Paul Willen, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Finally, we will conclude with two panel discussions featuring top economists and housing market experts regarding the future of GSEs and the question of bringing private capital back into the market. The panels will include an audience question and answer session.

Agenda
  • Opening Remarks

    Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

  • Taking Stock: Is the Housing Market Rebound for Real?

    Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow
    Paul Willen, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

  • Getting Serious About GSE Reform

    Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
    Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance, University of Pennsylvania'