The House passed a bill this week that would expand the number of banks that will be eligible for government bailouts and eliminated rules to prevent the banks from making really risky bets with our money.
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- Has additional information on the corrupt Congressmen who moved H.R. 992 through the House.
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- Expands the eligibility of American foreign banks that would be eligible for a bailout.
- Allows banks to eligible for bailouts to trade credit default swaps.
Citigroup wrote most of H.R. 992
- Banks Lobbyists Help in Drafting Financial Bills by Eric Lipton and Ben Protess, New York Times, May 23, 2013.
- See How Citigroup Wrote a Bill So They Could Get a Bailout by Erika Eichelberger, Mother Jones, May 24, 2013.
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Frontline: Money, Power, Wall Street, documentary, April-May 2012.
- Prevents a Department of Labor regulation that would force broker-dealers to have a fiduciary duty to their customers and act in their customer’s best interest
President Obama has issued a veto threat for H.R. 2374 but not for H.R. 992
H.J Res 99: Bring Back the Debt Ceiling Early
H.J Res 99 is the first step in the expedited process for bringing back the debt ceiling established in the law that ended the shutdown and extended the debt ceiling.