The Battles That Shaped Dodd-Frank
Chris Dodd and Barney Frank shared anecdotes about what really keeps Wall Street awake at night and who has more political clout than big banks.
Unlikely Budget Deal Paves Way for CR; Shutdown Risk 'Very Small': Analyst
A stopgap measure to keep funding at current levels, minus sequester cuts, is the most likely outcome, says Washington Analysis' Joe Lieber.
New Hire Roundup: Carasso Joins Senate Finance Committee Staff
Among this week's new hires, Adam Carasso joined the Senate Finance staff, and the IPA welcomed a new chairman and six new board members.
Senate Finance's Baucus Floats International Business Tax Reform Plan
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., released Tuesday the first in a series of discussion drafts on reforming the nation’s tax code.
GOP to Offer Temporary Debt Ceiling Plan
The plan would also permanently bar Treasury from using extraordinary measures to avoid default.
Fiduciary Stumbling Blocks Surface
Several potential stumbling blocks have surfaced in the past couple of months that could stymie—or outright derail—release of fiduciary rules by the SEC and DOL.
Stark Statistics, Glimmers of Hope at DC Retirement Summit
The bad news: 4 out of 10 older Americans have no retirement savings. The good news: those with employer retirement plans are far more ready to retire. The challenge: getting Congress to act and lower-income savers to prepare.
Senators Take ‘Blank Slate’ Approach to Tax Reform
Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch sent a letter on Thursday asking for lawmakers' input. Meanwhile, ASPPA CEO Brian Graff warns of possible peril for retirement savers.
Senate Finance Mulls Charitable Giving Reform
Overhaul of the charitable deduction and the political involvement of tax-exempt groups are two areas senators should examine, their staffers say in a new paper.
New Hire Roundup: Senate Finance Names Getz Tax Counsel
This week in new hires, Kara Getz joined the Senate Finance Committee as tax counsel, and ICI named Michelle Mesack director of financial services policy.