The Week on the Hill

Dick, Jason; Gettinger, Steve
June 2010
National Journal;6/19/2010, p6
The article offers updates on U.S. politics and government as of June 2010. President Barack Obama has secured an agreement from the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of BP oil company to set up a 20-billion-dollar compensation fund for the victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It cites the status of the campaign finance measure called Disclose Act in the House of Representatives. Conferees agreed to weaken a provision in the financial regulatory reform bill that would have established a board to assign firms to rate structured securities.


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