Geithner Snubs Congressional Request to Testify on TARP and Foreclosures

By: Thursday January 20, 2011 1:30 pm

Tim Geithner won’t show up to House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa’s first hearing, on TARP and the foreclosure crisis, sending a top deputy instead. The deputy, Tim Massad, has no real experience with the Administration’s foreclosure mitigation programs. Maybe Geithner didn’t want to testify on foreclosures because he didn’t have anything to say beyond “Everything’s great!”


Cummings Gets Oversight Committee Ranking Membership

By: Friday December 17, 2010 11:45 am

Cummings has the potential to be a worthy adversary to Darrell Issa. But the way in which the leadership went about this was pretty ham-fisted.

Towns Reverses, Throws Support to Maloney in Oversight Committee Ranking Member Battle

By: Wednesday December 15, 2010 7:45 am

Last night, it appeared that Elijah Cummings would attempt to leapfrog seniority and obtain the ranking membership of the House Oversight Committee with the backing of outgoing ranking member Ed Towns. However, Towns reversed course last night, saying in a statement, “I support Carolyn Maloney to become Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. She is next in line on the Committee, she has the seniority and competence to serve the Caucus well.”

Towns Stepping Down from Oversight, Setting Up Three-Way Battle for Ranking Member

By: Tuesday December 14, 2010 3:40 pm

Ed Towns will give up his post as the Democratic ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, setting up a potential battle for that spot, opposite Darrell Issa, who has promised vigorous and probably endless oversight of the Obama Administration.

Incoming House Oversight Chair Issa Needs New Oversight

By: Tuesday November 9, 2010 3:45 pm

If the Democratic Party wants to survive the next two years, it needs to find a new baby-sitter for Darrell Issa.

Positioning Already Beginning for Conference Committee

By: Monday December 21, 2009 7:45 pm

With the votes to pass health care in the Senate a fait accompli, everyone has turned their attention to the conference committee, and the numerous knotty issues involved in reconciling the House and Senate bills and arriving at something that can pass both chambers. Democratic Senators spent the weekend vowing that whatever comes out in [...]

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