244Mar 6, 2013
Congress and Partisanship
Six former members of the Senate and House of Representatives talked about ways to end hyper-partisanship in Congress. Topics included the congressional schedule, comity among members, ...
800May 5, 2010
2008 Financial Crisis and Investment Banks, Day 1, Panel 3
Former federal financial regulators testified about the 2008 collapse of Bear Stearns, financial markets, and the “shadow banking system.” Among the topics they addressed were the types ...
5,391Oct 23, 2008
Federal Regulation of Financial Markets
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Former Treasury Secretary John Snow, and SEC Chairman Chris Cox testified about the state of the economy, recent turmoil in the U.S. and global ...
51Oct 8, 2008
Credit Issues and Transparent Disclosure
Chairman Cox spoke about credit regulations and rules, as well as measures to improve transparency at financial instututions. He also talked about the impact of the current credit crisis and ...
2,251Sep 23, 2008
U.S. Credit Markets and Federal Rescue Plan
Witnesses testified about recent turmoil in the financial markets, regulation of investment banking procedures, and on the need to enact legislation quickly on the Bush Administration $700 billion ...
84Sep 22, 2008
Managing Retirement Income
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission held its third annual Seniors Summit on tips and information to help senior investors ensure their money is protected and used as desired after ...
44Sep 22, 2008
SEC Enforcement Activities
SEC Chairman Christopher Cox talked about SEC oversight and enforcement activities, and recent developments in the financial markets.
49Aug 1, 2008
Financial Reporting Improvements
The Securites and Exchange Commission (SEC) Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting released its final report. Committee members responded to
questions from the press.
424Jul 15, 2008
Financial Market Regulation
The witnesses testified about recent financial market developments and regulatory responses to them. Among the issues they addressed were the housing mortgage crisis, Bush administration ...
1,592Apr 3, 2008
U.S. Financial Markets and Sale of Bear Stearns
Chairman Bernanke and others testified about the recent actions of federal financial regulators attempting to prevent damage to global financial systems. Questioning centered on whether the ...
241Feb 14, 2008
U.S. Economic Outlook
Economic leaders gave testimony on the current state of the U.S. economy and financial matters including the economic downturn and the mortgage market crisis. They predicted sluggish growth for ...
509Aug 21, 2007
Human Rights in China
Chinese pro-democracy activist Yang Jianli, who had recently completed a five-year prison term in China, spoke publicly for the first time since returning to the United States on Saturday, August ...
263Jul 30, 2007
Sarbanes-Oxley Act Fifth Anniversay
Former Senators Sarbanes and Oxley spoke about financial auditing and business reporting reforms enacted in the wake of the Enron bankruptcy to protect consumers and provide increased transparency ...
131Jun 26, 2007
Investor Protection and Market Oversight
All five members of the Securities and Exchange Commission testified about the protection of investors and market oversight. Topics included sub-prime mortgages, the effects of the ...
496Mar 13, 2007
U.S. Business Regulation
Secretary Paulson spoke about the state of the U.S. economy, conditions for economic growth in U.S. and global markets, and the role of government in market regulation. Following his remarks ...
9Sep 25, 2006
Contract for Access to Company Data
Chairman Cox announced the acceptance of a contract for the modernization of corporate disclosure. The contact provides a new way for consumers to access data (i.e.: financial reports) on ...
91Sep 19, 2006
Implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley
The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled “Sarbanes-Oxley at Four: Protecting Investors and Strengthening the Markets.”
76Jul 25, 2006
Regulation of Hedge Funds
Witnesses testified about investment regulation and the operations of investment pools and hedge funds. Among the issues addresses were a recent court ruling against a Security and Exchange ...
37Jul 17, 2006
Seniors Summit on Investment Fraud
The Securities and Exchange Commission held a summit to examine possible policies to protect older Americans from investment fraud and abusive sales practices. Among the topics they addressed ...
27May 30, 2006
Electronic Financial Reporting and Disclosure
Chairman Christopher Cox talked about a proposed electronic system of disclosure to improve the information available to investors and reduce the disclosure and reporting costs for ...
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