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CFIUS Reform: Balancing Security and Growth

  • 2220 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is tasked with reviewing the national security implications of foreign investments. CFIUS reviews mergers, acquisitions, or other transactions that could result in foreign control of U.S. companies. New efforts to reform this review process warrant an in-depth look at CFIUS and how it can be improved.

Given the recent policy focus on promoting economic growth—embodied most notably in the tax reform legislation—policymakers and experts should consider how to balance potential national security threats with investments that spur growth.

Key points of discussion will include:

What are the flaws in the current CFIUS review process?
How can CFIUS better safeguard the United States from potential national security threats?
How can Congress ensure that reforms do not harm the economy by diverting foreign direct investment away from the United States?

Keynote
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06)

Panel
Clay Lowery, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisers LLC
Kevin Wolf, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Dov Zakheim, Senior Advisor, CSIS
Saleha Mohsin, US Treasury Reporter, Bloomberg News (moderator)

Friday, April 13 at 12:00 pm
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2220

Lunch will be available starting at 11:45 am