Bernanke's Style, Record In Spotlight At Hearing

Sloan, Steven
November 2009
American Banker;11/30/2009, Vol. 174 Issue 213, p1
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The article focuses on U.S. government plans for the Federal Reserve Board (Fed). It is noted that when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke came into office he intended to extricate it from political entrenchment but it is now being more controlled by Congress. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd wants to restrict the Fed's mission to monetary policy, and the House is considering forcing the central bank to disclose information, threatening its independence.


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