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ouse Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) (Photo: House GOP via Flickr)

Republicans Pressed To Block Obama Housing Actions

Add affordable housing to the list of issues over which Republicans are going to war with the White House.

February 5, 2015
ouse Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) (Photo: House GOP via Flickr)

Republicans In Congress Begin New Effort To Water Down Dodd-Frank Law

Congressional Republicans wasted no time before trying to roll back Wall Street reforms.

January 14, 2015

Congress Could Enact Rollback Of Dodd-Frank Limits On Derivatives

If Democrats want to avoid a shutdown, they may have to gut Wall Street regulation.

December 11, 2014

Another Boehner Coup Attempt Expected, Despite Long Odds

Why the Tea Party is planning to revolt against Speaker Boehner — again.

October 2, 2014

Fed-Audit Idea Gains Steam In Congress, Though Details Scant

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Who audits the biggest bank of them all? Once dismissed as a crackpot cause, the idea of a complete and real-time audit of the Federal Reserve is gaining support in Congress. Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican with presidential aspirations, introduced legislation earlier this month to […]

February 28, 2014

Texas Tea Party Town Is Dying of Thirst

Parched residents of Kemp, a small East Texas city whose water mains keep crumbling in the season’s record heat, told local reporters at the height of the emergency this week, “According to the weather forecast we got no relief coming. We’re believing and we’re praying for rain.” So the good people of Kemp face two […]

August 11, 2011

Debt Panel Members Prompt Doubts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative Texas Republican congressman has been chosen by House Speaker John Boehner to co-chair a powerful new committee tasked to find a bipartisan plan to slash the federal budget deficit by over $1 trillion. Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s selection on Wednesday. At the same time, he named Reps. Dave […]

August 10, 2011