06/24/2012 11:24 pm ET Updated Jun 24, 2012

Lawmakers Reworked Financial Portfolios After Talks With Fed, Treasury Officials

In January 2008, President George W. Bush was scrambling to bolster the American economy. The subprime mortgage industry was collapsing, and the Dow Jones industrial average had lost more than 2,000 points in less than three months.

Read more on The Washington Post