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David Vitter

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  • Big U.S. banks' funding advantage reduced, could rise in crisis: official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Big U.S. banks' ability to borrow at lower rates than smaller competitors has eroded since the 2007-2009 meltdown but could return in a crisis, a U.S. official said, previewing a highly anticipated report on whether banks remain...
  • U.S. Senate votes to extend terrorism insurance backstop

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to reauthorize a federal terrorism risk insurance program that was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Senators voted 93-4 in favor of a bill that gives the federal...
  • Charla Nash Leads New Push To Ban Trafficking Of Apes And Monkeys

     Charla Nash Leads New Push To Ban Trafficking Of Apes And Monkeys
    WASHINGTON — Charla Nash, horribly mauled by a friend's pet chimpanzee five years ago, flew to Washington Thursday to become a convincing advocate to for a bill that would make it more difficult for someone to own a monkey as a pet. "What happened...
  • Lawmakers seek new SIPC directors, help for Allen Stanford victims

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging President Barack Obama to nominate directors to an industry-backed organization who will help the victims in Allen Stanford's $7 billion scheme try to recover some of their losses. In a...
  • Stanford's Ponzi victims cannot file compensation claims -U.S. court

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court dealt a blow to the victims of financier Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme on Friday, ruling that they were not eligible under federal law to file claims seeking compensation for their losses. The decision by the...
  • Triumphant Geithner omits cost of rescue success

    Triumphant Geithner omits cost of rescue success
    Tim Geithner's valuable career as a civil servant culminated in four high-powered years as Treasury secretary. His recent book about those experiences captures the traumas and tensions of the financial crisis. He rightly takes credit for what most...
  • Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees

    Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees
    The Senate Banking Committee confirmed the nomination of Stanley Fischer, the former president of the Bank of Israel, for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job and also approved two other nominees to fill seats on the central bank's short-handed board....
  • Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies

    Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress has won some partial relief for lawmakers and their staffs from the "Obamacare" health reforms that it passed and subjected itself to three years ago. In a ruling issued on Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers and their staffs will...
  • Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing

    Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet L. Yellen strongly defended the central bank's stimulus efforts under questioning at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, saying the controversial bond-buying program has helped the economy recover....
  • Yellen deftly navigates Fed confirmation hearing

    WASHINGTON — At her confirmation hearing, Janet L. Yellen demonstrated two qualities that analysts said led to her nomination as the next Federal Reserve chief: a commitment to continuing its aggressive stimulus efforts and a low-key ability to...
  • The four stupidest ideas for ending the shutdown

    There are so many to choose from, but these four take the cake. In no particular order: 1. The Vitter amendment. Concocted by David Vitter (R-La.), this majestically cynical measure is based on the common misconception that members of Congress and their...