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Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on government actions related to AIG
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2009

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, chaired by Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT), held a hearing entitled “American International Group (AIG): Examining What Went Wrong, Government Intervention, and Implications for Future Regulation.”


Senate Appropriations Subcommittee holds hearing on role of FHA in addressing housing crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2009

Late last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing today to address the role of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in addressing the housing crisis


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


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


House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issues subpoena to FRBNY regarding AIG
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2010

Yesterday, Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued a subpoena to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) for documents related to payments made to American International Group (AIG) counterparties


House Financial Services Committee holds mark-up on Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2009

Following the passage of the OTC Derivatives Markets Act of 2009, the House Financial Services Committee began the mark-up of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009, H.R. 3126, which was circulated by Chairman Frank late last month


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


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


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


Federal Reserve Bank of New York acknowledges publication of CDS central counterparty legal analysis by industry participants
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2009

On July 13, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) issued a press release to acknowledge the publication by a group of 8 dealers and 8 buy-side market participants of a "cross-jurisdictional analysis of legal and regulatory issues facing credit default swap central counterparties (CDS CCPs) with respect to customer access to central clearing platforms."