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Public Policy

Contributing to the National Conversation

NEFE has provided testimony to, and worked with, a variety of government decision-making entities in a non-lobbying capacity. Some of the groups we’ve worked with include:

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Federal Reserve
  • General Accountability Office
  • Internal Revenue Service - Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication (SPEC)
  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability
  • President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans
  • President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy
  • Social Security Administration
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury (Office of Consumer Policy)
  • Financial Literacy and Education Commission
  • The White House

NEFE is not a membership organization or a lobbying group. We share our expertise through testimony.

Testimony

On June 16, 2010, past NEFE President and CEO Ted Beck testified at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging titled “The Retirement Challenge: Making Savings Last a Lifetime.” Beck described NEFE’s initiatives and how they provide a holistic model for preparing for, and managing, income in retirement. Click here for the video and information on the hearing.

On June 25, 2009, NEFE Senior Director Brent Neiser delivered testimony before the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee hearing on “Improving Consumer Financial Literacy under the New Regulatory System.” On June 26, 2008, Neiser also testified at a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit on “Problem Credit Card Practices Affecting Students.”

On September 28, 2006, past NEFE President and CEO Ted Beck spoke before a U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on “Improving Financial Literacy: Working Together to Develop Private Sector Coordination and Solutions.”

Comment Letters

On June 21, 2011, NEFE responded to a request for comment on the effectiveness of existing private and public efforts to educate investors.

 

On August 18, 2015, NEFE responded to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (ERISA) request for information on Helping Participants Make Informed Decisions in Risk Transfer Transactions.  View the response here.

Task Forces and Commissions

Past NEFE President and CEO Ted Beck appointed as Council member and chair of research and evaluation subcommittee. The 15-member bipartisan Council presented its final report of recommendations to President Obama on February 19, 2013. Click here for more on the Council.

 

Past NEFE President and CEO Ted Beck appointed as Council member and chair of outreach committee. In 2008, the Council issued its report to the president.

 

For more on our public policy work, contact Brent Neiser.

Partnerships Contact

Brent A. Neiser, CFP, AFC

Senior Director
National Endowment for Financial Education
[email protected]
303-224-3501

Brent Neiser

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