Peter Schroeder, The Hill, Staff Writer
Topic: On Thursday, the Senate blocked the nomination of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by a vote of 53 in favor, 45 against. Guest will discuss the role and establishment of the CFPB, and what the GOP objections to the nomination were.
Lanae Erickson, Third Way, Social Policy & Politics Program - Deputy Director
Topic: A new report out from Third Way looks the role independent voters will play in the 2012 election, especially in battleground states.
Patricia Hu, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Director & John Horsley, American Association of State Highway & Transportation - Executive Director
Topic: What makes up the nation’s transportation infrastructure system. Topics include highways, roads and bridges, rail, waterways, oil and gas pipelines and freight volume and traffic. We will also examine the condition of the nation’s infrastructure, the amount of government money spent on it, and current policy debates about it.