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January 6, 2017

Happy new year! The 115th Congress is already in session, with committees organizing and hearings scheduled. Some of us are still wondering how we got here, and what things might look like going forward. If you are too, we recommend a look at these maps,...

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December 2, 2016

Hensarling, Walden to Chair House Panels — The House Republican Steering Committee voted yesterday to approve the recommended slate of Committee chairs for the 115th Congress. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) will continue to serve as Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, while Rep. Greg Walden...

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November 18, 2016

Help Wanted — Looking for a job? If you submitted a resume to President-Elect Trump’s transition team immediately after the election, you might want to send them another one, as they’ve had a management change. Vice President-Elect Mike Pence took over as head of the transition...

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November 11, 2016

Super Moon Alert -- A little school girl tells us that on Sunday and Monday, an extra special Super Moon will appear. The moon will be closer to Earth than it has been since 1948 and will not be this close again until 2034. It...

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October 28, 2016

We’re not dressing up for Halloween this year. As Washington insiders, aren’t we scary enough? We hear that lit candles inside jack-o-lanterns keep evil spirits away. We don’t know whether they’re effective against door-to-door canvassers. Community Organizations Warn OCC on National Fintech Charter — The National Community...

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October 14, 2016

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” - Yogi Berra   Baseball’s over in the District of Columbia for another year. If you’re still rooting for a team in the playoffs, all we can say is that you’re lucky...

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September 30, 2016

R.I.P., Rosetta — The spacecraft Rosetta ended its 12-year journey this week by landing gently on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which it had been orbiting for the past two years, and shutting itself down. Rosetta sent an extraordinary amount of information back to earth, which scientists around the...

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September 23, 2016

Some day we’ll look back on this and it will all seem funny. - Bruce Springsteen   We begin this week by wishing a happy 67th birthday to The Boss, whose autobiography goes on sale next week. In our spare time, some of us try to think...

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September 16, 2016

House Financial Services Passes Comprehensive Reform Bill — The House Financial Services voted 30-26, mostly along party lines, to pass the Financial Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act on Tuesday without a single amendment. The 571-page package had support from community...

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September 9, 2016

Welcome back! Ready to get started? The House sure is, passing four financial-related bills this week and rolling up its sleeves on a major reform package next week.   Hensarling Announces Action on Reform Package — The House Financial Services Committee will meet next Tuesday, September 12,...

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