Since being named CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable last September, former Minnesota Governor and one-time Republican Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty has been tasked with representing the 100 integrated financial services companies that make up the Roundtable to Washington policymakers.
The Financial Services Roundtable’s Housing Policy Council President John Dalton said the legislation includes a number of "steps critical to establishing a stronger mortgage finance system."
Clad in jeans and a button-down, Tim Pawlenty doesn’t fit the mold of Wall Street powerbroker — and that suits him just fine. “This is an industry that got their butt kicked. To the extent that they need something new and different and fresh, I think I bring that to the table,” Pawlenty said in an exclusive interview with The Hill.
Along with Boeing and AT&T, the bill is supported by more than 60 companies and industry trade groups, including Comcast Corp. (CMCSA), Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), the Business Roundtable, the Financial Services Roundtable and TechAmerica.
Tim Pawlenty, president and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, said a recent survey conducted by his group found respondents less worried about economic conditions as barriers to growth than the “cumulative effect of regulations. … We look at lack of clarity and certainty [with respect] to the timing, nature, and magnitude” of...