Topic: Barney Frank
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are draining taxpayers and face extinction. Obama is due to present reforms in housing policy by January. One consensus: more help for renters.
08/18/2010 02:50 pm
The House ethics committee released formal charges Monday against Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, that claim she improperly helped a bank in which her husband owned stock receive federal funds.
08/09/2010 06:44 pm
The House financial committee will mark up a bill Tuesday to legalize Internet gambling. Even many in the US industry oppose it. It is largely foreign gaming websites that are behind this attempt to overturn the 2006 ban.
07/23/2010 02:41 pm
House and Senate conferees crafted a final version of financial reform legislation Friday. Both houses are expected to vote on the bill next week.
06/25/2010 12:25 pm
Wall Street financial reform took another step early Friday to reaching the President's desk when a House and Senate conference committee reached agreement on financial overhaul regulations.
06/25/2010 10:52 am
Members of Congress began work Tuesday to resolve differences in the House and Senate versions of financial reform legislation.
06/15/2010 07:35 pm
Housing policy and regulations relaxing mortgage requirements dating back to the 1990s paved the way for the 2008 - 2009 housing crisis.
06/15/2010 10:57 am
Senator Lincoln wants to stop big banks' risky derivative trades from being subsidized by taxpayers. Here's how to keep her measure in the financial reform bill.
06/01/2010 11:50 am
Does a lack of derivatives regulation offer a fix to anything other than the job security of a handful of Wall Street managing directors? Not really.
05/26/2010 11:00 am
Advocates of legislation to create a national insurance program say it's better to plan ahead than do a bailout after a natural disaster. Critics say it would amount to a subsidy for owners of coastal mansions and encourage people to live in places they shouldn't.
03/10/2010 08:06 pm