College Ratings, Tax Reform, FARM Bill and Financial Services Outlook

February 6, 2014
Hosted by Squire Patton Boggs

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Episode Description

Join us on this week’s Capital Thinking as host Kevin O’Neill, Amy Budner Smith and Dana Weekes talk about college ratings – one of the priorities President Obama highlighted in his last two State of the Union addresses. Amy and Dana will provide a realistic look at the pros and cons of the rating system and the obstacles it faces. Next, Erin McGrain will update us on tax code reform and recent finance committee activities in the Senate. Melanie Goggins will discuss the overhaul of a broad range of federal farm and nutrition policies, known as the FARM Bill, which was recently passed after nearly four years of negotiations. Lastly, we will be joined by Matt Kulkin with the outlook for the financial services sector and overall economic recovery.

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