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Congressional Oversight Panel releases report on use of TARP funds to reorganize U.S. auto industry
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2009

After holding a hearing on the topic this past July, the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) released a report earlier this week entitled, "The Use of TARP Funds in Support and Reorganization of the Domestic Automotive Industry," examining how TARP funds have been used to support and reorganize both General Motors and Chrysler through the bankruptcy process


House Judiciary Subcommittee holds hearing on voluntary mortgage modifications
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2009

Today, the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled "Home Foreclosures: Will Voluntary Mortgage Modifications Help Families Save Their Homes? Part II," in which various witnesses discussed the effectiveness of the government's efforts to prevent additional mortgage foreclosures and encourage modifications of existing loans


Chrysler bankruptcy judge approves GMAC as preferred lender for dealers
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2009

Yesterday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Arthur Gonzalez approved a motion by Chrysler LLC requesting that GMAC LLC become the preferred lender for its dealer network, and be permitted to provide wholesale, retail and other product-related financing for Chrysler dealers and customers to purchase vehicles


Treasury Department releases fact sheet and letter in support of additional IMF funding
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2009

Today, the U.S. Treasury Department released a fact sheet on IMF reforms and the New Arrangements to Borrow (NAB), highlighting the need for additional IMF funding as a trigger for “restoring a healthy world economy,” and alleviating the effects of the economic crisis on emerging markets and developing countries


Fed Chairman Bernanke and former Fed Chairman Volcker send letters to Senator Dodd opposing amendment permitting GAO to audit the Fed
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

Yesterday, current Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker sent separate letters to Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, expressing their opposition to proposed amendments to the Senate financial regulatory reform bill that would permit the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to audit the Federal Reserve


Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Kohn submits notice of intent to resign
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2010

Today, Donald Kohn submitted notice of his intent to resign as the Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, effective at the expiration of his term as Vice Chairman on June 23


Treasury and other financial regulators issue financial sector self-assessment reviews to IMF
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2009

Today, the U.S. Treasury and various other U.S. financial system supervisors and regulators, including the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Office of Thrift Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and National Association of Insurance Commissioners, submitted financial sector self-assessment reviews for banking, securities, insurance, and payment systems to the International Monetary Fund (IMF


Treasury Secretary Geithner testifies before Congressional Oversight Panel
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2009

Today, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified before the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP), which oversees Treasury’s actions in implementing the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP


Lawmakers intensify demands for special inquiry commission to identify causes of financial crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2009

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to create an independent bi-partisan Financial Markets Commission (FMC) to investigate the causes of the financial crisis


House Financial Services Committee reports out Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2009

On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee announced that that it had approved H.R. 627, the “Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights” by a vote of 48 to 19