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Iran sanctions pass first hurdle

By an 18-4 vote, with six Democrats joining all Republicans, the Senate Banking Committee today defied the White House veto threat and passed conditional sanctions against Iran if it does not make an acceptable deal on its nuclear weapons project. A letter yesterday signed by 10 Democrats, including those who signed onto the bill today, […]

How Bernie Sanders, In New Role, Could Make Wall Streeters Very, Very Unhappy

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

  (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images) Senate Budget Committee ranking member Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, holds a news conference on the budget on Friday, January 16, 2015.  B ig banks now...Show More Summary

Fed Board Nominee Landon Gets Support From Senate Democrats

Two top Democrats on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee expressed their support Wednesday for President Barack Obama's latest pick to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Wall Street Had a Merry Christmas. The New Year's Still Up For Grabs.

Sen. Sherrod Brown discusses his upcoming role on the Senate Banking Committee (from The Zero Hour) They're calling it a "Christmas gift" for Wall Street. Last week the Federal Reserve announced that it's giving US banks yet another extension on the "Volcker Rule" provision in the Dodd/Frank financial reform bill. Show More Summary

Sen. Chuck Schumer says no to top committee

Sen. Chuck Schumer passed up the chance to be the top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee.

Brown to Be Top Democrat on Senate Banking Panel

With Wall Street regulation once again the center of attention on Capitol Hill, Senate Democrats are making one of their sharpest critics of big banks their lead voice on the Senate Banking Committee - Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

SEC’s White Outlines Risk Rules for Asset Managers

Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White testifies during a hearing before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in September. The Securities and Exchange Commission‘s top regulator outlined a framework for rules meant to address systemic risks in the asset-management industry on Thursday, the clearest picture of the agency’s plans. The [...]

Senate to Hold Hearing on Cyberattacks Against Finance

The Senate Banking Committee plans to hold a hearing next week on ways to “protect the financial sector” from cyberattacks, but for now there are no plans to have anyone from the financial services industry testify.

‘First Look’ window for Fannie, Freddie REOs could stay open longer

Two prominent Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee are pushing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator to prolong the time period during which first-time homebuyers and other owner-occupants get a “First Look” at purchasing homes repossessed by the mortgage giants...

Here Is The Only Thing You Need To Know As Goldman's|New York Fed's Bill Dudley Testifies To The Senate

As everyone listens in silence as Goldman's New York Fed's Bill Dudley gets emotional during his Senate Banking Committee testimony, and his only response to why there is Goldman capture of the NY Fed being that $3 trillion in Fed excess...Show More Summary

After Criticism, Fed Will Study Wall St. Oversight

The Senate Banking Committee’s financial institutions subcommittee will hold a hearing on Friday to question whether bank regulators are too close to the firms they regulate.

Goldman May Hear Harsh Words at Hearing, But Has Backed Many on Panel

As Goldman Sachs prepares for more unwelcome publicity tomorrow at a Senate Banking Committee hearing, these things are certain: The financial giant’s many lobbyists will be working in overdrive, and the company’s million-dollar PAC will be considering writing checks to a host of lawmakers — some of them on the House or Senate Banking Committees.…

Here Are The Highlights From The Senate's Finding That Banks Manipulate Physical Commodities - Live Hearing Feed

After two years, and 396 pages of report, the Senate investigations committee finds (translating their gobbledygook into English) that the banks did indeed corner and rig the commodity market. As Bloomberg reports, the Senate panel said...Show More Summary

Why Property Managers Should Remind Clients to Refinance NOW

“There is no formula or mechanical answer I can give you,” said Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen when the ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee pressed her for details about the Fed’s plans for continuing the Quantitative Easing and Zero-Interest policies that have propped the economy up since 2008. Show More Summary

Bitcoin evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos wows Canada’s Senate Committee on Banking

4 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

As regulators around the world attempt to get a handle on the emerging virtual- and crypto-currency phenomenon, today, Canada’s Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce is meeting in a session called “Study on the use of digital...Show More Summary

What the 'Do Nothing Congress' Is Doing on ISIL

Keeping the government running, ensuring that the Import-Export Bank continues to function, sending a jobs package over the Senate, naming post offices, and preparing for the Benghazi committee hearings are all at the top of the congressional "to-do" list over the next twelve days. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Grills Banker Over Cruel Student Loan Policies (Video)

Senator Elizabeth Warren pushed on a banker testifying before the Senate Banking Committee about student loans Thursday. She wasn't gentle. From her Facebook page: In 2005, banking lobbyists successfully convinced Congress to remove bankruptcy protections for private student loan borrowers. Show More Summary

Just One Hedge Fund Dodged $6 Billion in Taxes, Senate Committee Finds

6 months agoNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock Sen. Carl Levin’s Subcommittee on Investigations looked into some shady banking practices and reported that a hedge fund called A Renaissance Technologies LLC found a clever way of cheating the IRS. With the help of twoShow More Summary

4 smart takes on the Fed's cautious optimism

The Fed will keep propping up the economy, said Binyamin Appelbaum in The New York Times. That was the main message Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen delivered this week when she appeared before the Senate Banking Committee to deliver the central bank's semiannual monetary policy report. Show More Summary

Daily State Of The Markets: Which Matters More: Yellen Or Earnings/Econ Data?

By David Moenning: The big event of Tuesday was Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's semi-annual testimony on monetary policy before the Senate Banking Committee. No one really expected Ms. Yellen to break any new ground with her prepared testimony. Show More Summary

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