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Jeff Merkley Wants You To Know He Stood Up To Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) told HuffPost that he sees the finalization of regulation that banned Wall Street speculation with taxpayer m...

What's Still In The Financial Reform Bill?

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Banking regulators shared the blame for the financial crisis that buckled Wall Street. Now they're the ones lawmakers are counting ...

Ryan Grim

Frank: 'Conceptual Agreement' Reached On Tougher Volcker Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House and Senate have reached "conceptual agreement" on strengthening what's known as the Volcker Rule in the Wall Street reform bill, House Finan...

SIMON JOHNSON Will Obama Push For Financial Stability?

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The official reconciliation process between Senate and House financial-regulation bills will begin next week, but the behind-the-scenes maneuvering an...

Is Paul Volcker Barack Obama's Potted Plant?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If after all the fanfare, photo ops, and promises to fight, the Obama administration shamefully doesn't manage to get the Volcker rules into an already weak financial reform bill, I hope Volcker doesn't wait until the next life to speak out.

Lucia Graves

Merkley, Levin Push Reid on Volcker Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

An amendment to prohibit major banks from participating in proprietary trading with taxpayer-backed money has failed in name but its authors hope it w...

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Will Fight For Volcker Rule In Conference Negotiations: Merkley

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate approved its Wall Street reform package on Thursday night without including a critical amendment, cosponsored by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore....

Six Key Fights for Wall Street Reform's Next Phase

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

Thursday night's passage of Wall Street reform is an event to be celebrated, but several key issues remain in play as the House and Senate iron out differences between their respective versions of the legislation.

Focus on This: Merkley-Levin Did Not Get a Vote

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

At the end of the day, the Merkley-Levin amendment did not even get a vote. Why?

Compare Senate, House Financial Reform Bills: CFPA, Fed, Derivatives Differences

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A comparison of the Senate and House financial regulation bills: ____...

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Power Play: Bankers In Bizarre Showdown With Auto Dealers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street has found itself battling auto dealers in a last-ditch effort to block an amendment opposed by big banks from coming to the Senate floor. ...

Chris Dodd, Phil Gramm, and the Legacy of a Statesman

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

In the past 24 hours, Dodd appears to have been going to bat for Wall Street, not out of concern for any greater political good, but exclusively for the purpose of padding the profits of big banks.

Ryan Grim

GOP Blocks Three Key Anti-Wall Street Amendments

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Senate Republicans blocked Democrats from voting on three amendments Tuesday that are strongly opposed by Wall Street. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabam...

In Defense of the Volcker Rule

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

Some version of Wall Street reform is going to pass the Senate this week, but before it does, there are still three crucial battles to be waged, all of which would significantly change the way Wall Street does business.