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  • Financial Regulations Law
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    Financial Regulations Law

    Following Charles Taylor’s opening remarks, Michael Barr talked about the 2008 financial crisis and actions taken in response to the crisis through the 2010 financial regulations law. Panelists…

    439 views
  • Financial Stability Oversight Council Meeting
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    Financial Stability Oversight Council Meeting

    The Financial Stability Oversight Council held its second meeting for an update on mortgage servicing, foreclosure issues and votes on several matters related to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street…

    389 views
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
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    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Witnesses testified on the primary causes of financial losses for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the progress in improving management at the agencies during the preceding two years.

    415 views
  • Community Bankers Conference
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    Community Bankers Conference

    The Independent Community Bankers of America held its annual Washington Policy Summit. Senator Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, political analyst Charlie Cook, and Michael Barr talked about their thoughts…

    29,938 views
  • Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act Markup
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    Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act Markup

    The Senate Agriculture Committee met to mark up legislation to regulate the $450 trillion dollar derivatives market. The measure passed with only Iowa Republican Charles Grassley voting for…

    396 views
  • Mortgage Refinancing and Modification
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    Mortgage Refinancing and Modification

    Witnesses testified about the Making Home Affordable program, which was designed to stem foreclosures by allowing eligible homeowners to refinance or modify the terms of their mortgages.

    13,193 views
  • Credit Rating Agencies
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    Credit Rating Agencies

    Witnesses testified on the role of credit rating agencies in the financial crisis, and what changes might be made to their oversight. Credit rating agencies have come under criticism…

    1,513 views
  • Consumer Financial Protection Agency Proposal
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    Consumer Financial Protection Agency Proposal

    Witnesses testified about the Obama administration’s proposal to create a new agency responsible for consumer protection with regard to financial products and services. The Consumer Financial…

    327 views
  • Treasury Department Use of Bailout Funds Panel 2
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    Treasury Department Use of Bailout Funds, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified about the Treasury Department’s use of a $700 billion fund, known as the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). They focused on the operation and management of the fund,…

    820 views
  • Home Mortgage Finance Industry Panel 2
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    Home Mortgage Finance Industry, Panel 2

    The second panel of a conference on mortgage financing following recent turmoil in financial and credit markets focused on long-term housing and banking policies beyond emergency federal…

    47 views