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Jeb Hensarling

GOP Rep Hits Groups For Petitioning For 'Special Privilege'

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - A Republican House committee chairman scolded Boeing Co and a large U.S. trade group on Monday for lobbying to keep ...

Congress Fawned Over Bernanke, But It Mansplains To Janet Yellen

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Janet Yellen in February became the 15th chair of the Federal Reserve and the first woman to hold that job, and has so far run Fed polic...

Zach Carter

How A House Holy War Over 'Corporate Welfare' May Shut Down The Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is gearing up for another government shutdown, this time over a minor federal agency that most Americans have never heard of: t...

Zach Carter

This Rising GOP Star May Undercut His Own Crusade

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Jeb Hensarling walked into the Lehrman auditorium at the Heritage Foundation in late May, it was ostensibly to give a speech o...

Jon Ward

Eric Cantor Was The Next Speaker, But Now It's A Free-For-All

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In any house of power, there is an order of succession. In Congress, the humming beehive of 435 representatives has operated for some ti...

Jennifer Bendery

House Republicans Line Up To Replace Eric Cantor As Majority Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans said they're shocked and saddened by Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) Tuesday night defeat in Virginia's Republican primary ...

Andrew Perez

House Republicans Vote To Preserve Huge Regulatory Perk For Financial Criminals

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on Wednesday officially voted to protect a major regulatory perk for financial criminals. On a party-line vote, the GOP m...

This Government Database Could Know Almost Everything About You

Adam Levin | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Adam Levin

Millions of Americans may soon become part of an expanded government database that would give two federal regulatory agencies an up-close and personal view of their private financial lives that, if breached, could make for a really bad day for a whole lot of people.

Zach Carter

How Warren Buffett Would Cash In On Mobile Home Deregulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate owns the two dominant lenders in the mobile home business -- 21st Mortgage Corp., and V...

Andrew Perez

Democrats On House Financial Services Committee Want Poverty Hearings

HuffingtonPost.com | 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....

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To Exempt Firms Like Bain Capital From Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives used one of its few remaining legislative days in 2013 to pass a measure Wednesday that would exempt privat...

House Passes Bill Despite W.H. Veto Threats

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Ignoring a White House veto threat, the House voted on Tuesday for a bill that would delay rules for brokers who pro...

Why a Better Housing Finance Solution Shouldn't Be the Enemy of the Best Solution

Dr. Stan Humphries | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Dr. Stan Humphries

After months of robust home value appreciation, the U.S. housing market recovery is on very solid footing. We can now begin to turn away from housing's ugly recent history and start contemplating its future, specifically the future of housing finance.

Ryan Grim

Bye-Bye, Boehner?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former aides to John Boehner and other high-level GOP operatives are increasingly convinced that the House speaker will step aside after...

Paul Blumenthal

'Fundraising Bonanza' For These House Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Liberal Dem, Conservative Team Up Despite Potential To Send 'Sparks Flying'

Reuters | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Jeb Hensarling and Maxine Waters are about as far apart politically as two U.S. lawmakers can get. But...

Paul Blumenthal

Presidential Rivals Gained From Banks In Libor Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four years after the financial meltdown and despite a steady stream of increasingly disturbing scandals, the financial sector remains th...

Payday Lenders Know You Gotta Spend Money To Make Money

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

Consumer advocates in Washington have pledged to battle payday lenders, the quick-cash loan shops that often charge ruinously high interest rates to p...

Paul Blumenthal

Gingrich Super PAC Donor Moves His Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A super PAC launched to protect the Republican Party majority in the House of Representatives received its biggest infusion of cash to d...

Deficit-Cutting Committee Reaches Deadline

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress' supercommittee conceded ignominious defeat Monday in its quest to conquer a government debt that stands at a staggering $...

Michael McAuliff

Super Committee Fails: Panel's End Run Around Democracy Fizzles

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An ill-conceived scheme to make an end run around public opposition to major spending cuts to entitlement and social programs has founde...

Arthur Delaney

Super Committee Will Likely Fail, Co-Chairs Admit

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

The leaders of a special deficit reduction panel signaled Sunday that they will fail to strike a deal to reduce the deficit before their Wednesday dea...

Super Committee Plays The Blame Game

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats exchanged barbs but little else Thursday as Congress' super-committee limped toward a Nov. 23 deadline wi...

Deadline Looms As Debt Deal Appears Far Away

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As the nation's debt soared past $15 trillion, congressional Republicans and Democrats approached stalemate Wednesday in a yearlong...