Jul 29, 2014
A mini-agenda is taking shape in the financial arena. The industry is eager, even anxious, to get extensions of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and the Export-Import Bank by the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, but House Republicans demand at least token reforms.
Jul 28, 2014
The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing titled "Assessing the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act Four Years Later," featuring former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and representatives of interests that have complaints about the way it has been implemented.
Jul 25, 2014
The Senate Banking Committee, chaired by Rep. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., returned to the subject of Market Structure, which has drawn heightened attention since the publication of Michael Lewis' book Flash Boys.
Jul 24, 2014
The House Financial Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, held a hearing July 10 titled "Legislation to Reform the Federal Reserve on Its 100-year Anniversary."
Jul 23, 2014
The Senate Banking Committee's Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, chaired by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, held a hearing July 16 titled "What Makes a Bank Systemically Important?"
Jul 22, 2014
Friends of Michael Hastings and his widow Elise Jordan, a journalist and former speechwriter for Condoleezza Rice, gathered to celebrate the life of Hastings, the former Newsweek reporter who was killed in a one-car automobile accident a year ago at the age of 33.
Jul 21, 2014
C-SPAN Founder Brian Lamb recently interviewed syndicated columnist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner George Will for the Q&A series about Will's latest baseball book, A Nice Little Place on the Northside: Wrigley Field at 100.
Jul 17, 2014
Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen faced a grueling half-day of testimony on "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy" before the House Financial Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, on July 16.