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Senate negotiators continue to work on a bipartisan financial regulatory-reform bill, following talks Saturday that yielded no "real progress", according to one source.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd has offered a slightly watered-down proposal for a consumer watchdog agency for financial products in an effort to win Republican support.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) and Republican member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) are closer than ever to drafting a bipartisan bill on financial regulatory reform, but negotiations will stretch into next week, according to Congressional sources.
The two senators introduced a bill this week, which they modestly called the Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2010. The New York Times looks at what it means.
The Obama administration is planning to use the government’s enormous buying power to prod private companies to improve wages and benefits for millions of workers, according to White House officials and several interest groups briefed on the plan.
As key senators continue work on crafting a bipartisan bill for financial reform, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is meeting with major trade groups today in an effort to build momentum.
The Obama administration redoubled its efforts on Tuesday to overhaul the nation’s financial regulations, saying it would not back down from its efforts to restrict the trading activities of banks and to create a consumer agency to regulate financial products.
Senior Democrats say the House is preparing to quickly pass a $15 billion job-creating measure once it is approved by the Senate, illustrating new urgency on the part of Democrats to show they are taking steps to improve the national employment picture.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has been admitted to George Washington University Hospital in Washington after suffering from chest pains, NBC News has learned.
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Senate banking committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) and Republican member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) hope to have a draft version of a bipartisan bill on financial regulatory reform next week with markup beginning the following week
Scott Phillips had to close his small plumbing company after the housing bubble burst and his business dried up. Roshonda Bolton lost her job when the garment and uniform factory where she had worked for 16 years shut down last August.
Senator Evan Bayh’s comments this week about a dysfunctional Congress reflected a complaint being directed at Washington with increasing frequency, and there is broad agreement among critics about Exhibit A: The unwillingness of the two parties to compromise to control a national debt that is rising to dangerous heights. The New York Times reports.
Vice President Joe Biden says the White House is ready and willing to listen to health care ideas from Republicans. President Obama has invited members of both parties to the White House for a televised meeting on Feb. 25
Senators Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) have agreed to shelve the Consumer protection agency part of the financial reform package making its way through Congress, according to Dodd.
A decade ago, New York City officials were so reluctant to give out food stamps, they made people register one day and return the next just to get an application. The welfare commissioner said the program caused dependency and the poor were “better off” without it.
President Barack Obama said a Tuesday meeting with top House and Senate leaders from both parties "went very well," but continued to ask for more bipartisan cooperation on pending legislative matters.
President Obama’s proposals to tax and curb the activities of Wall Street have thrown an unpredictable element into the debate over financial regulatory reform. They also have touched off an intensive new round of lobbying and raised questions in Congress over whether his plan will add urgency or merely bog things down.
Many Americans think President Obama should spend more time on the economy and think his health-care plan is a bad idea, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
The Supreme Court’s decision to treat business entities as “people” has fired up political pundits and lobbyists on all sides, writes William Dunkelberg, Economics Professor at Temple University.