banking committee

  • March 16, 2010  

    The Senate Banking Committee is considering a new plan for regulating large banks and financial firms and the amount of risk they assume. Judy Woodruff talks to the committee’s top Republican, Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, about why Republicans want more time to consider the proposal. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2010  

    Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, has unveiled a plan to regulate banks and large firms and limit the amount of risk they can assume after the financial crisis. In a newsmaker interview, Judy Woodruff talks to Dodd about his sweeping plans for reform and why he says he’s standing alone. Continue reading

  • September 25, 2008  

    Resistance to the government’s $700 billion bailout plan from lawmakers continued Thursday, adding pressure to finish a compromise deal that could bring certainty to the crisis. Kwame Holman reports on the obstacles to passing a final agreement between Congress and the Bush administration. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2008   BY  

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended Thursday his agency’s decision to assist the ailing investment firm Bear Stearns, calling it a move to prevent a corporate collapse that could have reverberated through the U.S. economy. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2008  

    Momentum grew Wednesday for a Senate bill aimed at easing the slumping housing market and helping families threatened by foreclosure after lawmakers reached a tentative deal on a scaled-back version of the legislation. The architects of the compromise, Senators Chris Dodd, D-Conn., and Richard Shelby, R-Ala., discuss the bill. Continue reading