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Financial services legislative and regulatory update
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • August 5 2011

Although an 11th-hour agreement on the debt ceiling by the congressional leadership was reached, and the US was not forced to default, the collateral damage of this debate was evident late Friday evening when Standard & Poor‘s announced that it was downgrading the US credit rating from AAA to AA.


Financial services legislative and regulatory review - July 25, 2011
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • July 25 2011

Once again, the nation‘s and the worlds attention was fixated on Washington this past week, as both parties continued to play an incredible game of chicken with the debt ceiling issue.


Financial services legislative and regulatory update - July 22 2011
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • July 22 2011

With less than two weeks to go before the U.S. debt ceiling is penetrated, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) abruptly announced that he was pulling out of his seemingly positive negotiations with President Obama.


Financial services legislative and regulatory update - July 15 2011
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

It was another week of alphabet soup, ending with the news that Congress is going to take up the CCB to appease conservatives who see a vote on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution as the only way to deal with impending crack in the debt ceiling, which is now less than two weeks away.


Financial services legislative and regulatory update - July 8 2011
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • July 8 2011

It was all debt ceiling again this week, and as of this past Friday there are 25 days until the August 2nd default date, but only 14 days until the July 22nd deadline imposed by the President to give Congress enough time to draft the legislation.


Financial services - legislative and regulatory
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

As the clock continues to tick down on the U.S.‘s deadline for breaching its debt ceiling, President Obama stepped into the fray by publicly reprimanding Republicans for their lack of action on the issue.


Financial services regulatory reform update - June 24, 2011
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • June 24 2011

After a couple of relatively light weeks, driven in large part by the fact that it has seemed like the House and the Senate have rarely been in session at the same time during the past month, this past week saw an explosion of activity.


Financial services regulatory reform update - June 17, 2011
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • June 17 2011

As the August 2nd deadline to increase the debt limit draws nearer, the “Biden group,” has redoubled its efforts.


GOP leaders doubt administration's prediction of catastropic effect of U.S. soverign debt default
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • June 10 2011

As noted by David Frum, a conservative pundit and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, there is a growing consensus among both conservative and mainstream Republicans who think a technical default is a manageable outcome.


Geithner urges Congress and EU to effect robust financial reform
  • Mintz
  • USA, European Union
  • June 10 2011

Earlier this week, in a speech before the International Monetary Conference, Treasury Secretary Geithner stressed that efforts to delay or lessen the impact of financial regulation would hurt the financial industry.