U.S. efforts to boost financial advisers’ accountabilty to retirement-plan participants would be slowed under a measure advanced by House lawmakers today as part of a package of revisions to the Dodd-Frank Act.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele defended his record against criticism from four challengers that he ran up $20 million in debt and neglected major donors during his two-year term.
Wendy Abrams’ opportunity came in the photo line. As she stepped up to take her picture with President Barack Obama during a fundraiser last month in Chicago, she made her pitch: How could a president who vowed to tackle climate change possibly approve the Keystone XL pipeline?
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has urged Republican presidential candidates to take a harder line on spending and debt, will seek to extend his influence in his party with a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is likely to announce he won’t seek a second term in an evening conference call today, according to a Republican committee member close to the issue.