Articles Tagged 'Richard Shelby'
High anxiety hits Senate over raising debt ceiling
Senators are growing anxious that they might have to vote to raise the nation’s debt ceiling in a matter of weeks given new estimates that… READ MORE
Alabama Senate: Shelby (R) 60%, Barnes (D) 28%
So far, it looks like Republican incumbent Richard Shelby wonâ€™t have a problem winning his fifth term as a U.S. senator from Alabama.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Shelby leading his Democratic challenger, William Barnes, by better than two-to-one, 60% – 28%.Â Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, while… READ MORE
U.S. Lawmakers Reach Accord on New Finance Rules
ByÂ DAMIAN PALETTA, The Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTONâ€”After more than 20 hours of continuous wrangling, Congressional Democrats and White House officials reached agreement on the… READ MORE
Reform bill should include Fannie, Freddie: Shelby
(Reuters) – Financial reform legislation being debated by the Senate needs to overhaul government involvement in U.S. mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,… READ MORE
Republican party relents, Wall Street debate opens
By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN & MEREDITH SHINER, POLITICO
Senate Republicans took what they could get.
With bipartisan negotiations at an impasse and Democrats pledging to … READ MORE
Harry Reid moves forward with reform vote
By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN & MEREDITH SHINER, Politico
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) placed a bet Thursday: Call the roll on a Wall Street reform bill and at least one Republican will say â€œaye.â€
Emboldened by public anger at Wall Street, Democrats set the first key vote for Monday on a bill to rein in the financial industry â€” … READ MORE