Huffpost Business

Financial Reform: Lobbyists Fret, Call Some Proposals 'Crazy' 'Draconian,' 'Insanely Unproductive'

Posted: Updated:

Some industry lobbyists, bracing for significant setbacks in the Senate, already are pinning their hopes on the House-Senate conference process, where differences between the bill and the House version would be worked out. In a twist of fate, some say they'll be looking to Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chief architect of the House bill and a sharp critic of banking excesses, to restore what they call rational discussion.
ad_icon

"I think some of this stuff is going to get totally irrational," said one of many lobbyists who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the situation more freely.

Read the whole story at washingtonpost.com

Around the Web

Sunlight Reporting Group Finds Financial Reform Lobbyists Hosting ...

Financial reform lobbyists host fundraisers for senators ...

House Panel Begins Push on Financial Overhaul - NYTimes.com

K Street Carve-Outs: Financial Industry Lobbyists Find Gaps In ...

White House IDs 10 reforms targeted by Wall St

Financial Reform: Who's the Fox in the Henhouse?