Upcoming Events

AEI: Is the Bank Holding Company Act obsolete?

11/28/2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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In 1956, Congress passed the Bank Holding Company Act to stop interstate banking — a goal that the 1994 Riegle-Neal Act made obsolete. The Bank Holding Company Act subjected bank holding companies to Federal Reserve Board regulation — doubling the number of federal regulatory agencies for most banks — and prohibited mixing bank ownership with ownership of commercial and industrial firms. The Fed’s expansive regulatory powers have fueled investor expectations that large bank holding companies are “too big to fail,” and the act’s prohibition against mixing banking and commerce remains controversial.

Should the Bank Holding Company Act be repealed so bank holding companies are governed by normal corporate law? Is the prohibition against mixing banking and commerce good policy or merely a protection for incumbent bankers? Join AEI as experts address this controversial issue.

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If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.


9:45 AM

10:00 AM
Paul H. Kupiec, AEI

10:05 AM
Keith Noreika, acting US comptroller of the currency

10:30 AM
Panel discussion

Wayne Abernathy, American Bankers Association
Paul H. Kupiec, AEI
George Sutton, former Utah financial services commissioner
Lawrence White, New York University Stern School of Business

Alex J. Pollock, R Street Institute

11:45 AM

12:00 PM

Event Contact Information

For more information, please contact Ryan Nabil at ryan.nabil@aei.org, 202.419.5204.

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For media inquiries or to register a camera crew, please contact MediaServices@aei.org, 202.862.5829

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Clean Energy Choices

11/30/2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Across the country, clean energy is growing rapidly in states that allow customers to choose their electricity supplier. By providing access to lower-cost sources of energy, this system of “retail choice” grants customers more options and even allows them to generate their own energy on-site. States that allow retail choice are seeing their electricity rates fall, as cleanenergy grows through voluntary, customer-driven decisions. Importantly, large corporations that want to cut their own electricity bills or demonstrate their commitment to sustainable business practices have been leading the charge for distributed energy generation, marking a refreshing intersection of the conservative and green agendas.

What can lawmakers learn from these developments, and what further policy reforms are needed to unleash the power of competitive forces to deliver cheaper and cleaner energy? Please join us for a panel discussion on these important questions.

Lunch will be served.


Michelle Patron, Director of Sustainability Policy at Microsoft
Dylan Reed, Federal and State Senior Policy Analyst with Advanced Energy Economy
Devin Hartman, Electricity Policy Manager and Senior Fellow with R Street Institute
Frank Caliva, Senior Spokesman with American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (ACCES)
Charles Hernick, Director of Policy and Advocacy with Citizens for Responsible Solutions (Moderator)

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