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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