Yesterday, the FDIC's Advisory Committee on Community Banking held an open meeting to provide advice and recommendations about policy issues that have a particular impact on small community banks.
Today, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) held a field hearing in Bakersfield, California entitled "The Impact of the Financial CrisesGreater Bakersfield.
Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a field hearing entitled "Too Big Has Failed: Learning From Midwest Banks and Credit Unions."
Today, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing titled, “Alternatives for Promoting Liquidity in the Commercial Real Estate Markets, Supporting Small Businesses and Increasing Job Growth” to discuss “The Commercial Real Estate Stabilization Act of 2010” (H.R. 5816) (“CRESA”) proposed by Rep. Walt Minnick (D-ID), with co-sponsors from both parties.
Today, the Congressional Oversight Panel, which was formed to oversee the expenditure of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds, released its May oversight report, "The Small Business Credit Crunch and the Impact of the TARP."
On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Economic Policy of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing on proposals to address barriers to small business lending.
Yesterday, the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) released its February oversight report, "Commercial Real Estate Losses and the Risks to Financial Stability."
Yesterday, the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit of the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing entitled "The Condition of Financial Institutions: Examining the Failure and Seizure of an American Bank."
Yesterday, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) held its first public hearing to discuss the causes of the financial markets crisis.
Today, President Obama announced a proposal for a new tax on certain large banks and other financial firms that the White House is calling a "Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee."