As you know, Congress and the Obama administration have placed significant focus this year upon reform of the financial services industry. This reform - and accompanying oversight - includes the insurance industry, and in fact (as is apparent from recent media coverage) particular emphasis is being placed on insurance firms in the larger reform and oversight effort. As part of our continuing effort to keep you abreast of developments in this area, the Public Policy & Government Relations Department at EAPD is distributing the February schedule for the House Financial Services Committee. This committee, under the Chairmanship of Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), has been active in attempting to facilitate passage of financial reform legislation, and in oversight pursuant thereto. Please contact either Teddy Eynon (teynon@eapdlaw.com) or Mark Heilbrun (mheilbrun@eapdlaw.com), partners in the Public Policy & Government Relations Department, if you have any questions or concerns about the Financial Services Committee actions, or about the reform and oversight effort more generally.

February 2010

Week of February 1 to 5

Thursday, 4, 10:00 a.m. -- Domestic Monetary Policy Subcommittee -- General Fed Policy

Friday, 5, 10:00 a.m. -- Joint Full Committee Hearing with Small Business Committee -- Bank Lending/Commercial Real Estate

Week of February 8 to 12 Tuesday, 9, 2:00 p.m. -- Capital Markets Subcommittee -- Job Preservation and Creation

Wednesday, 10, 10:00 a.m. -- Full Committee -- Fed Liquidity Program

Thursday, 11, 10:00 a.m. -- Full Committee -- Economic Views

Week of February 15 to 19

Recess—No Committee Activities Scheduled

Week of February 22 to 26 Tuesday, 23, 2:00 p.m. -- Full Committee -- TARP

Wednesday, 24, 10:00 a.m. -- Full Committee -- Humphrey-Hawkins

Thursday, 25, 10:00 a.m. -- Full Committee -- Treasury

Thursday, 25, 2:00 p.m. -- Full Committee -- Treasury