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  • emBuilding Equitable Citiesem
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    Building Equitable Cities

    Henry Cisneros, former HUD Secretary & San Antonio Mayor, provided his thoughts on how to build and expand economic growth, mobility, and opportunity in cities.

  • Former Representatives and HUD Secretaries Discuss Health Care and Housing for Seniors
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    Senior Health Care and Housing

    Former Housing and Urban Development Secretaries Mel Martinez and Henry Cisneros and former Representatives Allyson Schwartz and Vin Weber talked about improving health care and housing policies…

  • FHFA Director Mel Watt Remarks on Housing Finance
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    Housing Policy

    Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt talked about FHFA’s work as regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and as regulator and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.…

  • Immigration and Demographics Administration and Policy Panel
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    Immigration and Demographics, Administration and Policy Panel

    Henry Cisneros and Alfonso Aguilar talked about President Obama’s 2014 executive actions on immigration, and the potential for immigration legislation out of the Republican-controlled 114th Congress.…

  • Keynote Address on Housing Older Americans
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    Henry Cisneros on Housing for Older Americans

    Henry Cisneros talked about the housing needs of seniors, as well as a report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies which examined this issue. He shared a personal story about his 90-year-old…

  • Housing Policy
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    Housing Policy

    Members of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission talked about the findings of their report calling for the elimination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over a five- to ten-year…

  • Clinton Administration Economic Polices
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    Clinton Administration Economic Polices

    Former members of Bill Clinton’s administration talked about successful economic policies during his presidency. Mr. Sperling said in trying to stay with the administration’s goals of…

  • Discussion on Home Ownership with Henry Cisneros
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    Discussion on Home Ownership with Henry Cisneros

    Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary talked about the Clinton administration’s efforts to raise the homeownership rate to 66 percent. He also talked about the subprime market and…

  • Real Estate Markets
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    Real Estate Markets

    Shiela Bair and banking officials spoke about the state of the real estate market. In her remarks Chairman Bair said that the current “robo-signing” situation underscored the severity of…

  • Status of Hispanics in America
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    Status of Hispanics in America

    Hispanic academic and business leaders participated in a panel discussion about the status of Hispanic-Americans in higher education and the economy. Among the topics addressed were the significance of…

  • em Latinos and the Nations Futureem
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    Latinos and the Nation's Future

    Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros talked about his book, Latinos and the Nation’s Future (Arte Publico; January 31, 2009). The overriding theme is that the well-being of Latinos should be…

  • Clinton Campaign Rally in Fort Worth TX
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    Clinton Campaign Rally in Fort Worth, TX

    Senator Hillary Clinton spoke to supporters at a campaign rally at the stockyards in Fort Worth three days before the Texas primary election. Telephone lines were opened for viewer comments…

  • Governor Ann Richards Memorial Service
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    Governor Ann Richards Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for former Texas Governor Ann Richards, who died Wednesday, September 13, at the age of 73. Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, who was secretary of state for Governor…

  • USMexico Border
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    U.S.-Mexico Border

    Authors discussed the U.S.-Mexico border and related issues, including immigration, trade, and culture. Mr. Byrd is the author of a number of books, including The Late Great Mexican Border,…

  • Federal State and Local Partnerships
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    Federal, State and Local Partnerships

    Mayors and other experts talked about various aspects of federal, state and local partnerships. Topics included education, neighborhood safety, property taxes, and proposals for new kinds…

  • Closing the Digital Divide
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    Closing the Digital Divide

    Panelists talked about increasing access to computer technology both domestically and in developing nations. They concentrated on the areas of technology, health and education, saying that…

  • Hispanic Political Power
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    Hispanic Political Power

    Participants discussed the impact of Hispanics on the 2000 elections. In particular they talked about the rising Hispanic population, political races across the country that have been…

  • National League of Cities The Next 75 Years
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    National League of Cities: The Next 75 Years

    Participants discussed the challenges and potential problems facing cities. Among the issues were the impact of suburbanization and sprawl, effective leadership, and regional cooperation.

  • The Presidents Cabinet
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    The President's Cabinet

    Ms. Roberts moderated this discussion on the experiences of being a member of the president’s cabinet. They examined issues such as the role of the cabinet in the modern White House and the…

  • Volunteerism and Government Problem Solving
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    Volunteerism and Government Problem Solving

    Secretary Shalala and others talked about the practical aspects of using volunteers to help with government problem solving, focusing on utilizing the American capacity for good will and…

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