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August 22, 2014

This week Sen. Kit Bond, a Thompson Coburn partner, spoke at the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission forum in Sun Valley, Idaho.

The forum is the latest in the Housing Commission’s efforts to bring pressing housing issues to the forefront and to demonstrate that bipartisan solutions are possible.

This week’s form examined a wide range of issues, including housing finance reform, community lending, and rural housing, and featured key policymakers and thought leaders, such as Idaho’s two U.S. Senators, FHA Administrator Carol Gallante.

Included in his role, Kit Bond introduced Idaho Senator Jim Risch and later led a discussion with a cross-section of leaders in rural housing on rural innovation and the leveraging of private sector resources.

Read more about the forum here.

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