Today, C-SPAN celebrates 34 years on cable. That’s over three decades of giving the American people direct access to important events in Washington and beyond. We’d like to wish C-SPAN a happy birthday. Here at AAF, we keep up with Capitol Hill and the Administration with their extensive coverage.
Our president, Doug Holtz-Eakin, is something of a C-SPAN celebrity. Over the years, he’s appeared more than 100 times on their programming. Here’s his very first appearance on C-SPAN way back in 1993
On Tuesday, October 2, the American Action Forum co-sponsored a housing event with the Progessive Policy Insitute on the keys to a sustained housing recovery. The event began with opening remarks by the Secretary Shaun Donovan of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Other speakers included Stan Humphries of Zillow and Paul Willen of the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston with a check-in on housing market data and the recovery. Finally, we concluded with two panel discussions featuring top economists and housing market experts regarding the future of the GSEs, how to bring private capital back into the market, the impact of upcoming regulatory rules and more.
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's Wharton School
Gary Thomas, President-Elect, National Association of Realtors
Christopher Mayer, Professor of Real Estate, Columbia University Business School
Moderator: Margaret Chadbourn, Reuters
Bringing Private Capital Back into Housing Markets
Ronald Haynie, EVP, ICBA Mortgage Services
Jerry Howard, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Home Builders
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics
Jason Gold, Senior Fellow for Financial Services, Progressive Policy Institute
Moderator: Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal
The American Action Forum hosted a panel discussion at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento on the devastating downturn of the housing market and painful recovery currently facing our nation. There's no question California's housing markets and greater economy have been among the hardest hit, yet a comeback seems to be underway. What can California's story teach the rest of us? Is using eminent domain really a solution to our housing woes?
KPNX-TV in Phoenix covers the American Action Forum latest housing event, "The U.S. Housing Recovery: Lessons from Arizona," featuring Senator John McCain, Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin and other experts.