HELP Panel Schedules Retirement Savings Hearing

February 1, 2011 ( – The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee has scheduled a Thursday afternoon hearing dealing with “what can be done to help Americans save more for retirement.”

The 2 p.m. session is entitled “Simplifying Security: Encouraging Better Retirement Decisions.” 

Scheduled witnesses include:

  • Jean Chatzky, financial journalist, author, and financial editor at NBC’s Today Show,
  • Lori Lucas, Executive Member of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association,
  • Julie Agnew, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at William and Mary Mason School of Business, and
  • Jeffrey R. Brown, William G. Karnes Professor of Finance at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business.

All hearings and markups are webcast live at:   Testimony and archived videos will be posted at: