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Spencer Bachus

  • Immigration issue produces congressional disarray Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.- Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice but to pull his border bill from the floor.

  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.

  • FACTBOX-Members of U.S. Congress who are leaving office Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Forty-two U.S. representatives and senators have announced plans to leave their seats in Congress in advance of mid-term elections in November, including 24 Republicans and 18 Democrats. The latest to announce his departure was Representative Doc Hastings, a 10- term Republican from Washington state.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- Lawmakers and a regulator on Friday took steps to help assauage swap players' concerns about complying with confusing rules that are set to take effect on Oct. 12.

  • Regs Could Move Trading Jobs to London: Rep. Bachus Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) was on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” this morning discussing the financial services industry in the wake of JPMorgan’s trading losses.

  • "They ruled six to nothing, that not only did I not insider trading but I violated no ethical rules nor any standards of conduct," says Rep. Spencer Bachus, (R-AL) Alabama, discussing insider trading charges brought against him and the results of an Office of Congressional Ethics investigation that followed.

  • "I've quit trading altogether," says Rep. Spencer Bachus, (R-AL), discussing insider trading on Capitol Hill and why he believes Congressmen and Senators should be able to trade their own accounts.

  • What's Stalling the US Recovery?     Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    Rep. Spencer Bachus, (R-AL) Alabama, discusses Mitt Romney's strategies to revamp job growth and education, and shares his thoughts on banking regulations and why he thinks the cost of Dodd-Frank costs banks too much money.

  • Dimon Heads Back to Capitol Hill     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 7:07 AM ET

    Rep. Spencer Bachus, (R-AL), provides a preview of today's House hearing on JPMorgan's trading losses with the company's CEO, Jamie Dimon as the key witness.

  • Insider Trading Probe on Capitol Hill     Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 7:43 PM ET

    Discussing the investigation of House Financial Services Cmte. chairman, Spencer Bachus, with Peter Schweizer, Hoover Institute, and whether the STOCK Act goes far enough to stop insider trading in Congress.