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  • ICYMI: How Much of a Terrorist Attack Should Insurance Companies Cover?
    Aug 21, 2014 - CLICK HERE TO READ August 21, 2014 Editorial Should the government help pay for Americans to rebuild after big terrorist attacks? If so, how much? Congress is in the process of answering these questions. Since 2002, the federal government has provided a financial backstop for private terrorism insu... More
  • ICYMI: Ex-Im Busts Its Travel Budget While Undertaking “Barnstorming” Pro-Subsidy Tour
    Aug 13, 2014 - Officials with the Export-Import Bank have embarked on a 10-state promotional tour this month. And according to The Hill, “Officials with the Export-Import Bank have exceeded their travel budget over the last three years by $3 million.” (“Ex-Im Busts Travel Budget by $3M” the headline reads). “Much ... More
  • ICYMI: Derailing the American Dream since 2010: Thanks a lot, Dodd-Frank
    Jul 22, 2014 - CLICK HERE TO READ Published July 21, 2014 By Rep. Jeb Hensarling President Obama promised the sprawling Dodd-Frank Act he signed four years ago this week would “lift the economy,” “end too big to fail,” “end bailouts,” and “increase investment and entrepreneurship.” Instead, Dodd-Frank has done th... More
  • ICYMI - How to Spark Another 'Great Moderation'
    Jul 16, 2014 - ICYMI - How to Spark Another 'Great Moderation' July 15, 2014 By John B. Taylor Sound money and free markets go hand in hand. In 1776, Adam Smith wrote of the importance of rules for "a well-regulated paper-money" in "The Wealth of Nations." In 1962, Milton Friedman made the chapter "Control of Mone... More
  • ICYMI - Boeing Will Survive an Ex-Im Defeat
    Jul 14, 2014 - July 13, 2014 Editorial Supporters say that killing the government Export-Import Bank would result in "unilateral disarmament" and a painful fall in U.S. exports. But consider the recent conclusions of the financial analysts at Standard & Poor's. S&P examined what would happen to Ex-Im's biggest cl... More
  • ICYMI - Officials at Ex-Im Bank Face Investigations
    Jun 24, 2014 - By Damian Paletta The U.S. Export-Import Bank has suspended or removed four officials in recent months amid investigations into allegations of gifts and kickbacks, as well as attempts to steer federal contracts to favored companies, several people familiar with the matter said. One employee, Johnny... More
  • National Debt Matters in a Big Way
    Mar 25, 2014 - By: Rep. Jeb Hensarling A recent newspaper headline caught my attention: “Debts, Deficits — Once a Focus [in Washington] — Fade From Agenda.” My immediate reaction was “not if I can help it.” So today, the House Financial Services Committee, which I chair, begins a series of hearings focused on why ... More
  • Financial Services Subcommittee Investigation Leads to Federal Probe of HUD
    Feb 25, 2014 - An internal federal probe has concluded that Maurice Jones, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s new commerce secretary, improperly lobbied Congress while he was in the Obama administration last year. Mr. Jones, who was a deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, sent an e... More