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WashingTown - The Loudmouth Project 11th April 2019
The Art of Testifying Before Congress
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The Art of Testifying Before Congress

Attorney Mehrsa Baradaran discusses what it’s like to testifying in front of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, a subcommittee on which McAdams serves. Her testimony came during discussions about the Community Reinvestment Act and what possible updates or changes might be necessary, especially if financial institutions don’t have incentives to help with issues that are not profitable for them. The author of books and academic papers on the subject, she talks about why she was asked to testify, and why it’s difficult to deal with the nuances of the issues in a committee hearing.