Thursday Dec 5
Congress guts private equity regulations it doesn't understand
The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday voted to gut the only real piece of private equity regulation contained in Dodd-Frank: A requirement that firms with more than $150 million in assets under management register as investment advisors with the SEC.
House Dem cites satire piece to strike GOP, Obamacare critics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York used her time during Wednesday's House Oversight & Government Reform Committee hearing in a unique way: She criticized the Republican Party's reaction to the failed Obamacare rollout by referencing satire as a "distinguished report."
HOH: Greek Chefs Invade Congress
As part of a push to promote the Hellenic diet, the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building will be transformed into a "Mediterranean festival of feasting" Wednesday evening, featuring exotic foodstuffs prepared by headline-grabbing Greek chefs.
Sen. Dick Durbin's frat-style D.C. home inspires 'Alpha House'
A few years ago, "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau read about a group of male, married Democratic lawmakers, including Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., rooming together in a Capitol Hill rowhouse, saving money by living frat-style.
Maloney Hails FHFA Decision to Retain Current Limits on Fannie Mae...
WASHINGTON , Nov. 26 -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney , D- N.Y. , issued the following news release: Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney , , Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises , commended the Federal Housing Finance Agency's announcement today to maintain the current limits on ... (more)
U.S. lawmakers seek fix to help investors file claims against brokers
A bipartisan group of U.S. House and Senate members is seeking to make it easier for investment fraud victims to seek compensation, after investors in Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme were deemed ineligible under current law to file claims.
Brooklyn Students Headed To Washington For Gettysburg Address Anniversary
Some Brooklyn students were set to head to Washington, D.C., this week, to participate in the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
The Washington Post
Rep. Carolyn Maloney sought to coax a little good news out of U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, who laid out some improvements that have been completed on the health-care law Web site.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney Wants Hillary Clinton To Run For President In 2016
Maloney will hold a campaign meeting at her home Monday with Clinton friends and strategists who are part of the political action committee Ready for Hillary.
Bloomingburg housing development foes ask Rep. Maloney for federal probe
Residents of Bloomingburg and the surrounding area are demanding a federal investigation into allegations of corruption and deceit by village officials.Several dozen residents aired their grievances to Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney at an emotional meeting Saturday at the Galleria at Crystal Run mall and urged the congressman to help set up a meeting ... (more)