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American Jewish Committe blasts Sanders’ Baltimore – West Bank comparison

American Jewish Committe blasts Sanders’ Baltimore – West Bank comparison by Kenneth Bandler NEW YORK — The American Jewish Committee (AJC) criticized Senator Bernie Sanders for comparing socio-economic conditions in Baltimore to Palestinian communities in the West Bank. Show More Summary

Senate Banking Committee Halt On Ex-Im Nominee Costing U.S. $50 Million In Exports Every Day

Senate Banking Committee chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) is stalling the nomination of a board member for the Export-Import Bank, which results in U.S. companies losing $50 million in exports every day.

McConnell Pressuring Banking Committee Chairman to Move on Ex-Im Bank Nominees

As many Senate Republicans continue to oppose holding hearings for President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby to move the White House’s nomination to the Export-Import Bank’s board of directors, according to a GOP Senate staffer. Show More Summary

“SEC Nominee Vote Postponed as Schumer, Menendez, Merkley, Warren record ‘No Votes’ Which Echo the Call for Strong Support of Corporate Spending Disclosure Rule”

Release: Statement of Lisa Gilbert, Director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division   Note: Today, members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs postponed votes on block of banking nominees based on the two Securities and … Continue reading ?

Senator Elizabeth Warren in committee

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Senate Republicans held a Banking Committee hearing today to talk about why we should roll back the rules on mortgages and credit cards because they’re just too costly for the banks. One of their witnesses, Leonard Chanin, had helped lead the Federal Reserve division that refused to regulate deceptive mortgages — […]

Watch: Elizabeth Warren Pulls No Punches Calling GOP out on 2008 Crash

Senate Republican Banking Committee member said there's no evidence they're to blame. Elizabeth Warren replied, "Did you have your eyes stitched closed?" Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday grilled a former Federal Reserve official about his role in the subprime mortgage lending crisis that ushered in the 2008 economic crash. Show More Summary

Anxious for Re-Election, Senator Richard Shelby Refuses to Act on Banking Nominations

A quest for a sixth term has stalled the work of the Senate banking committee, which has not approved any of President Obama’s 16 nominees.

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“I have a primary, you know.” — Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), quoted by Bloomberg, on why he is stopping work on the Senate Banking Committee, which he chairs.

LIVE: Janet Yellen is back in Congress (USD, TLT, TLO)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is back in Congress as part of her semi-annual testimony. On Thursday morning, Yellen is speaking before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on monetary policy. The highlight of...Show More Summary

Janet Yellen's "Humphrey-Hawkins" Testimony: Economic Strains, Tightening Pains, & No Stock Gains - Live Feed

Fed Chair Yellen will be presenting her semi-annual monetary policy testimony - sometimes called the "Humphrey-Hawkins" testimony - today (House Financial Services Committee) and tomorrow (Senate Banking Committee). Her prepared remarks...Show More Summary

Senate panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Banking Committee endorsed a bill Thursday to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports, the latest sign of congressional support for legislation that President Barack Obama opposes. Despite the largely...Show More Summary

US Senate Committee Votes to End US Crude Oil Exports Ban

The US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs has voted to eliminate the injunction on US crude oil exports, US Senator Mark Kirk said in a release on Thursday.

Senate Panel Passes Bill to Lift U.S. Crude Exports But Future Uncertain

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  By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – A bill to lift the 40-year-old ban on U.S. oil exports passed the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, but the future of the measure is uncertain in the full chamber, after a controversial amendment was added to it. The bill, sponsored by Senator Heidi Heitkamp a […] .

More Democrats Needed to Repeal Crude Export Ban

Lawmakers who want to ditch the 40-year-old U.S. ban on exporting oil will likely enjoy a victory on Thursday in the Senate banking committee - but they are struggling

Grassley Compares Supreme Court to a 'River Flooding Its Banks'

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday railed against significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions from the past term, saying the unified votes of left-leaning justices "give rise to an appearance that their loyalties are to each other and to their preferred principles and policies, rather than to the Constitution."       

Senate panel would allow marijuana vendors to use banks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has voted to make it easier for businesses that legally produce and sell marijuana to do business with banks and other financial services providers. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that would effectively ease laws making it officially illegal for banks to handle money from marijuana vendors.

Senate Committee Passes Crucial Marijuana Reform Bill

A key Senate committee passed a bill today allowing the nation's capital to establish regulated marijuana stores and let banks provide financial services to state-legalized marijuana dispensaries. These are just two of several marijuana reforms advancing in Congress. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy to Senate: You Better Not Add Ex-Im Bank to Highway Bill

In the past week, House Ways and Means Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) and House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) have shown great resolve in passing an extension to the highway bill clean of all Ex-Im Bank extensions.  Chairman...Show More Summary

Did Ex-Im's President Mislead Senator Cotton During A Senate Hearing Today?

During the course of the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the Ex-Im Bank today, Senator Tom Cotton asked the institution’s president, Fred Hochberg, if I was correct that 30 percent of the bank’s activities are justified as countervailing export subsidies by foreign governments. Show More Summary

Senate panel approves GOP bill to loosen some financial regulations

A Senate committee Thursday voted to ease some of the financial regulations enacted in 2010, approving legislation that Republicans said would help small banks avoid burdensome rules but that Democrats charged would help big Wall Street firms as well.

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