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New Fed Chair Appearing Before GOP-Controlled Committee

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

* In Yellen's second week as chair, expect cautious optimism * Republican-controlled House committee could test Yellen *...

Andrew Perez

Democrats On House Financial Services Committee Want Poverty Hearings | Andrew Perez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee want their Republican colleagues to hold hearings to discuss ways to reduce poverty....

Recent Thoughts on Money in Politics

Dan Glickman | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Raising large sums of money is clearly one of the ways in which freshmen legislators can scare off potential challengers and prove their value to their party leadership. But this system allows wealthy interests to advance their own agenda.

Paul Blumenthal

'Fundraising Bonanza' For These House Republicans | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the first six months of their tenure, new House committee chairmen have seen their campaign contributions increase by 59 percent from...

Jason Linkins

Wall Street Cash Rules Everything Around The House Financial Services Committee, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

Back in early June, former North Carolina Democratic Rep. Brad Miller took to our pages to lament the way the House Financial Services Committee had r...

Wall Street Re-Deregulation? Already?

Brad Miller | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Brad Miller

Has public opinion about Wall Street really changed so dramatically so quickly? Public opinion has not shifted, but with the public's attention now diverted, the political calculation has.

In a Tight Spot, SEC Chair White Puts Agency's Credibility on the Line

Barbara Roper | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Barbara Roper

Unfortunately for Chair White, her predecessors' mishandling of the JOBS Act rulemaking to lift the ban on general solicitation in private offerings has left her with an uncomfortable choice between speeding implementation of that rule and ignoring her commitment to follow the economic analysis guidelines.

GOP Chairman Goes On Ski Vacation With Wall Street

ProPublica | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

by Justin Elliott ProPublica, April 30, 2013, 9:55 a.m.In January, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, ascended to the powerful chairmanship of the House F...

Will Congress Bully SEC into Ignoring JOBS Act Concerns?

Barbara Roper | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Barbara Roper

There is a scandal here, but it is not the one House Republicans have seized on.

Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Member Of House Financial Services Committee, Emerges From Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-Texas), who filed for personal bankruptcy in December 2010, has emerged from Chapter 11, according to a court document. The ...

Barney Frank: JPMorgan Suit Shows 'No Good Deed Goes Unpunished'

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business

* JPMorgan sued over securities sold by Bear Stearns * Frank was chairman of House Financial Services Committee * Spitze...

What Dark Knight Rises and the CFPB's First Anniversary Have in Common

Adam Levin | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

Batman just wants to do his job of protecting Gotham from crime. And the CFPB wants to do its job of protecting consumers from financial predators. Perhaps as the Dark Knight Rises to defeat the princes of evil, American voters should finally stand up to this army of darkness.

Banks in Collusion With the Fed Shamelessly Spike Up Price of Oil/Gasoline

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Today, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be testifying before a House Financial Services Committee. Would it not be timely if he were asked about the role the Fed plays in facilitating the bank holding companies to hold sway in the oil market?

Bernanke May Hint At Boosting Economy During Congressional Testimony

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sketched a bleak picture of the U.S. economy Tuesday – and warned it will darken furthe...

The Close Ties Between Congress And JPMorgan

ProPublica | Cora Currier | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

By Cora Currier ProPublica JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is on Capitol Hill again today, this time to talk to the House Financial Services commit...

Dimon: 'We Disclosed What We Knew When We Knew It'

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2012 | Business

* Dimon says bank disclosed what it knew when it knew it * SEC is investigating whether JPMorgan misled investors * SEC'...

Banking Committee Members Embarrass Themselves and America

Erica Payne | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business
Erica Payne

Tomorrow morning, Dimon will again face questioning, this time from the House Financial Services Committee. Whether we hear as much praise and kowtowing remains to be seen, but given last week's sham, I wouldn't hold my breath.

Bipartisan Measure Will Give Boost To Just One Bank

Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

On Thursday, the House Financial Services Committee will vote on a one-sentence, bipartisan-backed bill that will save a major political player $300 m...

GOP Rep Faces Scrutiny

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A new ethics investigation of the House Financial Services Committee chairman's investment activities during the events leading up ...

Sources: GOP Congressman Faces Insider-Trading Investigation

The Washington Post | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee over possible violations of insider-trading...

Congress Grills Credit Agencies Over MF Global Collapse

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

(Sarah N. Lynch) - Congressional investigators have launched an inquiry into the work of credit rating firms that examined MF Global Holdings Ltd'...

Mollie Reilly

GOP Rep, Rogue Trader | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after leaving a closed-door meeting with top government officials about the impending financial collapse in September 2008, Rep. S...

Chairman Bernanke's "Urban Legend" About Deception and Corruption at the Fed

Robert Auerbach | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business
Robert Auerbach

On the same day I testified on Capitol Hill about the terrible record for transparency and corrupt records at the Federal Reserve, its chairman, Ben Bernanke, gave a strong opposing view before the Joint Economic Committee.

Against More Bailouts? Watch the Backdoor.

Brad Miller | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Brad Miller

In September 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency took over Fannie and Freddie and the Treasury Department agreed to cover their losses to keep them in business. But it has cost taxpayers $162 billion so far to cover Fannie's and Freddie's losses.

Is There a New Bipartisan Consensus on Housing Support?

Barry Zigas | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Barry Zigas

After two years of intensely partisan and polarizing positioning around the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two bi-partisan proposals have created a new front that could signal a more hopeful future for the debate.