Topic: U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Even before his State of the Union address, the president’s big reform is a tougher stance on banks. But can regulators really keep banks small by assessing risk?
01/26/2010 12:40 pm
Democrats must use this moment to recommit themselves to the progressive agenda that got President Obama elected.
01/20/2010 01:00 pm
Richard Blumenthal, expected to run to replace retiring Sen. Christopher Dodd (D), has been Connecticut's attorney general since 1991. He enjoys high approval ratings in his home state.
01/06/2010 12:18 pm
Ben Bernanke faces a tougher path to winning a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve after a Senate committee's 16-to-7 approval vote.
12/17/2009 03:19 pm
The House financial overhaul bill covers everything from financial giants to individual consumers. But lobbyists are lined up to fight it, and deals will have to be made with some lawmakers as the Senate considers its own bill.
12/11/2009 08:14 pm
The central bank, more than the White House or Congress, can boost lending to small firms, the largest source of new jobs. That's why the Senate must give Ben Bernanke a second term.
12/03/2009 12:00 am
Regulations in a House financial bill would mean the most significant overhaul of the financial-services industry since the New Deal.
12/02/2009 12:00 am
Sen. Christopher Dodd introduced a bill in the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday aimed at tightening bank regulation. Critics of the current system say regulators are too cozy with bankers now.
11/10/2009 12:00 am
The Treasury Department asked Capitol Hill Tuesday to overhaul regulation of the credit industry, saying the current system is 'designed to fail.'
07/14/2009 01:00 am
Lawmakers have a lot on their plates, plus they're still smarting from earlier bailouts.
06/19/2009 01:00 am