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Republicans circulate substitute summary of Financial Regulatory Reform Bill; cloture motion on Senate bill fails for third time
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2010

Yesterday, Senate Republicans circulated a brief summary of the Financial Regulatory Improvement and Taxpayer Protection Act, a Republican substitute to the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (S.3217) previously passed by the Senate Banking Committee along party lines, and which has failed to reach the Senate floor for debate following three failed cloture motions by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), including today's 56-42 rejection of the motion

Financial Crisis Advisory Group issues report on accounting standard setting
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2009

Tuesday, the Financial Crisis Advisory Group (FCAG) issued its report on "the standard-setting implications of the global financial crisis."

Federal responses to the financial crisis during the week of September 14
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2008

Over the past two weeks, the federal government has relied on nearly every legal authority available to address the unfolding crisis in financial institutions with large mortgage-related holdings direct and indirect financial assistance, government takeovers and even a decision to let the bankruptcy process run its course have all come into play