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Committee on Financial Services

United States House of Representatives

Hearing - Full Committee

Legislative Proposals to Improve the Efficiency and Oversight of Municipal Finance

Date: May 21, 2009


2128 Rayburn House Office Building

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Witness List & Prepared Testimony:

Panel 1:

  • Ms. Martha Mahan Haines, Chief, Office of Municipal Securities, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Mr. Bill Apgar, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Mr. David W Wilcox, Deputy Director, Division of Research & Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • The Honorable Thomas C. Leppert, Mayor of Dallas, Texas on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • Mr. Ben Watkins, Director of State of Florida Division of Bond Finance, State Board of Administration, Florida
Panel 2:
  • Mr. Michael J. Marz, Vice Chairman, First Southwest Company on behalf of the Regional Bond Dealers Association
  • Ms. Laura Levenstein, Senior Managing Director, Moody’s Investors Service
  • Mr. Keith Curry, PFM Group, Managing Director
  • Mr. Alan B. Ispass, PE, BCEE, Vice President and Global Director of Utility Management Solutions, CH2M Hill
  • Mr. Sean W. McCarthy, President and Chief Operating Officer, Financial Security Assurance, Inc.
  • Mr. Bernard Beal, Chief Executive Officer, MR Beal & Company on behalf of The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • Ms. Mary Jo Ochson, CFA, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer for the Tax-Exempt Money Market and Municipal Bond Investment Groups and Senior Portfolio Manager, The Federated Funds
  • Mr. Mike Allen, Chief Financial Officer, Winona Health on behalf of Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Mr. Sean Egan, Managing Director, Egan-Jones Ratings Co.

Available Member Statements: Congressman Connolly

Printed Hearing: 111-37

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