Dodd-Frank turns 3, housing and congress

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss what's ahead for Congress, the implementation of Dodd-Frank, and possible changes...

This week on BGOV’s Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • Congressional recess is less than two weeks away and the House and Senate still have quite a bit left un-done. On the agenda are a continuing resolution to keep the government funded, Obamacare and a debt ceiling discussion just to name a few. Will they get to them all? Bloomberg Governments Director of Legislative Affairs Loren Duggan will bring us up to speed on what Congress hopes to accomplish before the break.
  • Can you believe it’s been three years since we began implementing regulations pursuant to Dodd-Frank and five years since the financial crisis? Bloomberg Government Senior Finance Analyst Cady North joins Capital Impact to bring us up to speed on implementation and what detractors are still saying about this controversial act.
  • Congress wants to do something with Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac with plans in both the Senate and the House currently brewing. With a recent slump in existing home sales could the change be just what the industry needs to get back on track? Senior Economic Analyst Dr. Nela Richardson joins Capital Impact to explain.


Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.
Loren Duggan is Bloomberg Government’s chief legislative analyst. Before joining Bloomberg, he was editor of Congressional Quarterly’s House Action Reports, providing summaries and analysis of legislation. He also contributed to CQ’s legislative tracking services during his decade with the company. Loren holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from American University.
Cady North is a finance policy analyst with Bloomberg Government. She joined Bloomberg Government from Financial Executives International, where she was senior manager of government affairs. North has a B.A. in government from the University of Texas at Austin.
Nela Richardson is an economic analyst with Bloomberg Government. She was a research economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission before joining Bloomberg. Richardson was also a senior economist at Freddie Mac, a researcher at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, and an adjunct professor of finance at Johns Hopkins. Richardson has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Indiana University.

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