- 1:59 pm Sunday, December 10th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Jessica Wehrman and Michael Dulman in our Washington Bureau report that Sen. Rob Portman’s influence over the tax legislation racing through Congress will continue.
Portman, R-Ohio, was named last week as one of the senators to be part of a conference committee with the House to forge a final compromise of the GOP-backed plan to overhaul the tax code and reduce tax rates for corporations, small companies, and individuals.
The House and Senate approved slightly different versions of the tax bill, meaning the conferees have to reconcile those differences. Once they do, the House and Senate will have to pass the bill [More]
- 12:22 pm Thursday, September 7th, 2017 by Staff Writer
By Jessica Wehrman, Washington Bureau
Sen. Sherrod Brown says he’s concerned about President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Comptroller of the Currency.
Joseph Otting, former CEO of OneWest Bank, “contributed to the devastation” of the 2008 financial crisis, Brown, ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, said during a hearing Thursday of the Senate Banking Committee, by “kicking seniors and families out of their homes, while pocketing $2.5 billion from the FDIC to protect his bank from these losses.”
The Ohio Democrat said Otting and his boss at OneWest, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, have not provided the Senate with information they requested about [More]