Republicans Angry That SEC Allowing Public Comment Period for a Rule Change

By: Monday December 3, 2012 7:05 am

Normally you would attack a regulator for corruption on their way in the door, not on their way out. But Patrick McHenry (R-NC) claims that SEC Chair Mary Schapiro, in one of her final acts, burnished her legacy by delaying a rule that would allow companies trying to go public to solicit donations through public [...]

McHenry Plans to Embarrass Himself Again With CFPB Hearing

By: Thursday January 12, 2012 11:33 am

The last time Patrick McHenry, the Billy Zabka of the House Republican caucus, held a hearing with a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, it didn’t turn out too well. He called Elizabeth Warren a liar and generally tried to bully her, and received quite a backlash in the process. So we’ll get a [...]

Goldman Sachs VP Moonlighting as Issa Staffer, Working Hard to Make Elizabeth Warren Look Bad

By: Wednesday August 24, 2011 7:35 am

Think Progress had a fun story last week about Peter Haller, a former Goldman Sachs VP now working for Darrell Issa on the House Oversight Committee and advocating for the interests of the banks. Haller changed his name shortly before moving to work for the Oversight Committee. Now we learn that Haller was involved in [...]

Warren Endures Another Round of Pointless Questioning from GOP

By: Thursday July 14, 2011 2:18 pm

Elizabeth Warren must have stayed last night on that permanent cot she has stashed at the Capitol to use the night before any of the umpteen hearings upon which she is called to testify. Once again, the House Oversight Committee welcomed Warren to a hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And when I say [...]

Obnoxious Hearing Makes Elizabeth Warren More Popular Than Ever

By: Thursday May 26, 2011 6:45 am

Elizabeth Warren has become bigger than ever – she’s now a meme on the Internet. The above Gif is shorthand for how you act when someone is jerk to you. In this case, it was Patrick McHenry (R-NC), the Billy Zabka of modern politics, who bullied and smeared Warren throughout a hearing this week, and [...]

Warren Called a Liar in House Hearing, as Rumors of Senate Run Emerge

By: Tuesday May 24, 2011 10:23 am

Elizabeth Warren faces a House Financial Services Subcommittee today. The hearing is called “Who’s Watching the Watchmen? Oversight of the Consumer Protection Bureau.” It’s chaired by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), one of the more ideological conservatives in Congress, who has been at the forefront of the move to gut the CFPB before it gets off [...]

Conservatives Continue to Raise Borrowing Costs for States by Discussing Bankruptcy

By: Friday January 28, 2011 1:31 pm

The successful strategy to talk about state bankruptcy continues. Politico gives valuable space to announce that Patrick McHenry (R-NC) will hold Oversight Committee hearings next months on the topic. It’s an issue that “needs to be addressed,” McHenry, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts [...]

Three Republicans Introduce Bill to Repeal HAMP

By: Friday January 28, 2011 9:40 am

When I summarized the House Oversight Committee hearings on TARP and foreclosures, I basically said that Democrats were the ones talking about foreclosures, for the most part. But I missed earlier in the hearing when Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of the Republican Study Committee asked SIGTARP Neil Barofsky point-blank whether HAMP should be repealed. Barofsky [...]

support firedoglake
Follow FDL News Desk