Politics Lamar Smith

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- The top state prosecutors in New York and Massachusetts said on Tuesday they will refuse to comply with a subpoena from U.S. congressmen for details on their investigations into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors on climate change risks. The moves by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura...

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- New York state's attorney general on Tuesday said his office will not comply with a subpoena issued by U.S. congressmen for details on its probe of whether Exxon Mobil misled investors on climate change risks, saying it interferes with the state's "sovereign" interests. Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives committee on...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— The New York and Massachusetts attorneys general are refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking records about their investigations into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change. In an escalating political fight over global warming, the chairman of the House Science Committee is pursuing records from...

  • Lawmakers questioned Gruenberg about his knowledge of what the report described as a cover-up by a senior FDIC executive who ordered staff not to disclose the hacks for fear of endangering Gruenberg's confirmation to the chairman's post by the U.S. Senate. It cited an investigation by an internal watchdog of the FDIC, which is a major banking regulator that...

  • *FDIC computers hacked in 2010, 2011, 2013- congressional report. The report cited an internal FDIC investigation as identifying Beijing as the likely perpetrator of the attacks, which the probe said were covered up to protect the job of FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg, who was nominated for his post in 2011.. "The committee's interim report sheds light on the...

  • *FDIC computers hacked in 2010, 2011, 2013- congressional report. The report cited an internal FDIC investigation as identifying Beijing as the likely perpetrator of the attacks, which the probe said were covered up to protect the job of FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg, who was nominated for his post in 2011.. "The committee's interim report sheds light on the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Wednesday issued subpoenas to the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts to force them to submit information on their investigations into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors on climate change risks, accusing the attorneys general of having a political agenda. New York and Massachusetts'...

  • *FDIC computers hacked in 2010, 2011 and 2013- report. But while making the allegation that China was the culprit, the report does not provide specific evidence to support that conclusion. The FDIC, one of the United States' principal banking regulators that keeps confidential data on the biggest banks, did not have immediate comment.

  • The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Friday sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to express "serious concerns" over the central bank's ability to protect sensitive financial information. "These reports raise serious concerns about the Federal Reserve's cyber security posture, including its ability to prevent threats from...

  • The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Friday sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to express "serious concerns" over the central bank's ability to protect sensitive financial information. "These reports raise serious concerns about the Federal Reserve's cyber security posture, including its ability to prevent threats from...

  • COMMITTEE CHAIR LAMAR SMITH SENDS LETTER TO FED'S YELLEN ASKING FOR INTERNAL FED CYBER SECURITY REPORTS.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- A U.S. congressional committee has launched a probe into the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's handling of the cyber theft of $81 million from one of its accounts held by the central bank of Bangladesh, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The letter, addressed to New York Fed President William Dudley and sent Tuesday from the House of...

  • House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology- which has jurisdiction over environmental and scientific programs- sent a letter to the EPA earlier this month, citing concerns about "the apparent mishandling" of the matter. The committee questioned whether reasons other than science motivated EPA to pull the report and 13 other related...