Tax Extenders (July 22)

Good catching up with you yesterday, Mike, and getting to meet and chat with you, Ed.  Jake, sorry I missed your appearance at the Yale Club tonight. The Shelby bill was included as a rider on the Financial Services appropriations bill approved at a Senate Appropriations  Subcommittee markup this morning.  The full committee votes tomorrow. Dana ———- …

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Ex-Im (July 7)

Hi Mike — I’d thought about sketching out the debt crisis in Puerto Rico and the policy options and prospects for relief or restructuring, but HRC “preempted” that, speaking to the issue earlier today and advocating access to Chapter 9 bankruptcy for the Commonwealth.  If you want this issue tracked at all, I can come back …

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Shelby 2.0 (June 24)

Hi Mike — The House passed HFT as predicted yesterday, by a vote of 312-119, reauthorizing surface transportation programs through December 18 at $8.1 billion, paid for with seven revenue provisions. 132 Democrats supported the bill but 180 opposed it, most objecting to another temporary HFT re-up.  Sen. Cruz is threatening to filibuster the bill in the Senate next …

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Senate Banking Nominations (Mar. 10)

Senate Banking has the ignominious distinction of being the only Senate committee to have not acted on a single nominee before it in the 114th Congress.  There are currently 16 nominations waiting for Committee action.  These aren’t small time positions — the logjam includes nominees to the Fed’s Board of Governors and senior Treasury, SEC, FDIC, and Ex-Im posts. For months, Chairman Shelby …

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