Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the background at the signing ceremony for the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act in 2008

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the background at the signing ceremony for the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act in 2008

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid plans to bring to a vote legislation overhauling the U.S. financial system. What the proposal could mean for Wall Street and why many Republicans oppose it.

Guests

  • Douglas Elliott fellow, Brookings Institution, former investment banker, and president and principal researcher for the Center on Federal Financial Institutions
  • Peter Wallison Arthur F. Burns fellow in financial policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute; served as general counsel of the U.S. Treasury department in the Reagan Administration
  • Travis Plunkett legislative director for the Consumer Federation of America.

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