Pulling Back the Tarp: Oversight of The Financial Rescue Program, Hearing Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, on Continuing the Oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program and Exploring How the Program Can Be Made More Effective in Addressing the Financial Crisis in Our Nation, February 5, 2009 [open pdf - 4MB]
From the opening statement of Christopher J. Dodd: "Today the Banking Committee meets to continue our oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program and explore how the program can be made more effective as we work to address the financial crisis in our country, and around the world, for that matter. In creating the TARP program as part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of last October, the U.S. Congress granted the Treasury extraordinary powers and a staggering sum of money to address the economic crisis--$700 billion of taxpayer money." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Christopher J. Dodd, Richard C. Shelby, David Vitter, Jack Redd, Robert Menendez, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Jon Tester, Jim Bunning, Robert F. Bennett, Mark R. Warner, Evan Bayh, Daniel K. Akaka, Tim Johnson, Sherrord Brown, Gene L. Dodaro, Neil M. Barofsky, and Elizabeth Warren.
S. Hrg. 111-40
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