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Lowering Costs for American Families: A Conversation with Lael Brainard, National Economic Advisor

Please join the Urban Institute and the Consumer Federation of America for remarks and a moderated conversation with Dr. Lael Brainard, White House National Economic Advisor, about the administration’s efforts to lower costs for all Americans in housing, food, finance, and more. The remarks and conversation will be followed by a discussion from the Urban Institute and the Consumer Federation of America about why efforts to lower costs matter for households’ financial well-being and the launch of a new Urban Institute tool that will help researchers, policymakers, and advocates gain a holistic understanding of Americans’ financial lives. 


  • Lael Brainard, Director, National Economic Council
  • Thea Garon, Associate Director, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population, Urban Institute
  • Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute
  • Susan Weinstock, CEO, Consumer Federation of America
  • Erin E. Witte, Director of Consumer Protection, Consumer Federation of America


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This event is available for in-person or virtual participation. Please be sure to register correctly. In-person check-in will begin at 10:00 a.m.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please email [email protected] if you require any accommodations or have any questions about this event.

Date & Time Thursday, June 20, 2024
Urban Institute 500 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington , DC , 20024
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Urban Speakers
  • Associate Director
    Director, Financial Well-Being Data Hub
  • President