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video gif Josh Gotbaum speaks at Bloomberg Government Briefing: A Conversation on A Multiemployer Pension Reform (link to C-SPAN) - 05/02/2013
29 min 53 sec. 
Josh Gotbaum, Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, spoke to attendees at the Bloomberg Government event entitled "A Conversation on A Multiemployer Pension Reform," largely focused on the long term solvency challenges facing multiemployer pension plans and private sector solutions supported by labor and business interests.


Josh Gotbaum addresses the American Bankruptcy Institute Commission to Study Reform of Chapter 11
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(link to video gifABI Commission video stream of hearing)  - 03/14/2013


video gifJosh Gotbaum Talks About “Challenges Facing Multiemployer Pension Plans”
 (link to Grancus.com)  - 03/05/2013
1 hour 17 min 31 sec.
PBGC Director Joshua Gotbaum testifies before the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Challenges Facing Multiemployer Pension Plans: Reviewing the Latest Findings by PBGC and GAO.


video gifJosh Gotbaum Talks About “PBGC and Retirement Security” at the 58th Annual Employee Benefits Conference (link to IFEBP Mediasiteex video) - 11/13/2012
1 hour 3 min 33 sec.
Josh Gotbaum, Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, spoke to attendees at the 58th Annual Employee Benefits Conference, hosted by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The session, entitled "PBGC and Retirement Security," largely focused on the special retirement security challenges faced in multiemployer plans, and the differences between how PBGC insures single-employer and multiemployer plans.


video gifGotbaum Says Reasonable, Realistic Negotiation is Key for Good Pension Outcomes in Bankruptcy (link to Bloomberg Law YouTube video) - 05/11/2012
8 min 46 sec.
Josh Gotbaum, Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and Bill Rochelle from Bloomberg News talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the concerns for pension beneficiaries in the bankruptcy case involving American Airlines.


video gifPBGC Director Says Increased Bankruptcies Could Lead To Higher Pension Premiums (link to Bloomberg Law YouTube video) - 01/12/2012
8 min 59 sec.
Josh Gotbaum, Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the agency and its role in maintaining pension benefit plans in the event of a company's inability to pay. Josh also comments on his expectations for the year in bankruptcy and the broader debate surrounding the concept of private pension benefit plans.


video gifDeputy Director for Operations Vincent K. Snowbarger testifies before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (link to Flash video at C-SPAN.org) - 06/22/11
2 hours 36 min.
Deputy Director for Operations Vincent K. Snowbarger testifies at the "Lasting Implications of the General Motors Bailout" hearing before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives.


video gifDirector Gotbaum on C-SPAN's Washington Journal (link to Flash video at C-SPAN.org) - 06/06/11
38:24 min.
PBGC Director Josh Gotbaum discusses proposed changes to how premiums are set for insured pension plans; he also answers questions from the public.


video gifPBGC Director Josh Gotbaum on Fairer Premiums (link to video at Fox Business News) - 05/27/11
4:14 min.
Director Gotbaum talks about President Obama's plan to strengthen retirement security through fairer PBGC premiums.


video gifPBGC Oversight (link to Flash video at C-SPAN.org) - 12/01/10
1:58 hr.
PBGC Director Josh Gotbaum delivers testimony at oversight hearing of Senate Health, Education and Pensions Committee.


video gifJosh Gotbaum testifies at confirmation hearing of Senate Finance Committee (link to Flash video at C-SPAN.org) - 05/26/10
39:33 min.
Hearing to consider the nomination of Joshua Gotbaum.


video gifActing Director Snowbarger on C-SPAN's Washington Journal (link to Flash video at C-SPAN.org) - 5/22/09
29:37 min.
PBGC Acting Director Vince Snowbarger discusses the future of pension protection, particularly in light of potential claims from General Motors and Chrysler.


video gifActing Director Snowbarger Detroit Television Interview (video) - 4/19/09
6:12 min. ' 45.4 MB | Transcript | Right Click to Download WMV File

In this April 19th video interview on WDIV's "Flashpoint," PBGC Acting Director Vince Snowbarger answers questions about the automotive industry and pensions. Snowbarger discusses the possible outcomes of a Chrysler or GM bankruptcy, and explains the PBGC benefits process, including limits imposed by law.


audio gifActing Director Snowbarger Answers Questions About PBGC Benefits and Automaker Pensions (audio) - 3/7/09
19:05 min. ' 17.9 MB | Transcript | Right Click to Download MP3 File
In March 2009, PBGC Acting Director Vince Snowbarger answered questions about PBGC's insurance protections and auto-industry pensions on Detroit-area radio station WDFN-AM. Snowbarger was interviewed by Steven J. Case and William H. Kumm IV of Financial Independence LLC, sponsors of the radio program.