bank lobbyists

And is it too late for the Republicans to get off the ride?
Ironically, one rule the bank has lobbied Congress hard about is the Volcker Rule, which prohibits banks from trading with
WASHINGTON -- Bank lobbyists are not leaving it to lawmakers to draft legislation that softens financial regulations. Instead
Tucked inside the last-minute fiscal cliff package were more than a dozen tax loopholes, many of which will benefit Wall Street financial firms and some of the nation's biggest corporations. One of the more unusual tax benefits in the fiscal cliff legislation is a longstanding carve-out for racetracks used by NASCAR.
A spokesman for the International Speedway Corp., Charles Talbert, said the industry is simply seeking to preserve a tax
The bank lobbyists have a problem. Last week, they lost a major battle on Capitol Hill, when Congress was not persuaded to
The financial sector does not make anything. Its goal is to take a little piece of every transaction as money flows through its hands, and in the coming days Wall Street will fight to continue this practice in its harshest form.
Vikram Pandit heads Citigroup, one of the world's largest and most powerful banks. He's a smart individual -- why then does he advance such obviously specious arguments? The answer is straightforward: he can get away with it.
GOP candidates are making a point of running against "bailouts." Yet even as they rail about rescuing big banks, they're working on a plan that would slip those same banks an estimated $90 billion.
Elizabeth Warren, a top candidate to lead the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, met quietly last week with some
At one level, the pursuit of higher and more robust capital requirements for banks is not going well. The United States Treasury
It's always so much easier to cut deals in the backroom, isn't it? That way politicians don't have to be held accountable for their actions. The bank lobby is clearly frightened of the democratic process... and it should be.
The bankers soon headed to Capitol Hill, talking points in hand -- white folder for House visits, blue folder for Senate
UPDATE: Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chairman of the committee that employs many of those staffers, sent a letter to Boehner calling
But what gets little attention, comparatively, is the fact that bank lobbying (of the sort that's going at the Consumer Financial
WATCH: Warren, the chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP, explained that banks and their lobbyists are hammering
The Democrat from suburban Chicago is only in her third term, but she's the co-chair of the 68-member New Democrat Coalition's
The tag on U.S. financial regulation reform may as well say "Made on Wall Street" if bank lobbyists manage to gut the Obama