Senate Agriculture Committee To Hold Hearing On Financial Regulatory Reform November 18th

Washington – Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced that the Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Reforming U.S. Financial Market Regulation” on November 18 at 9:30 a.m. in room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

The hearing will examine the U.S. derivatives market and the adequacy of the current regulatory structure. .  This will be the first hearing on financial regulatory reform the Committee has held under Chairman Lincoln’s leadership.

Witness List

Panel 1:  Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The Honorable Gary Gensler, Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Washington DC

Panel 2:  End Users

The Honorable Glenn English, Chief Executive Officer, National Rural Electric Cooperatives, Arlington, VA

Mr. Neil Schloss, Treasurer, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI

Mr. Mark Boling, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Southwestern Energy Company, Houston, TX

Mr. Jeff Billings, Manager of Risk Management, Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia on behalf of the American Public Gas Association, Kennesaw, GA

Mr. Robert A. Johnson, Director of Economic Policy, The Roosevelt Institute, on behalf of the Americans for Financial Reform, New York, NY