Chris Dodd Joins Barney Frank In Requesting List Of Banks The Fed Has Lent To

In a May interview with Jane Hamsher and Marcy Wheeler of Firedoglake, The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Chris Dodd notes that information about who the bank recipients of Fed loans is "concerning", and that he would make such a request of the Federal Reserve. "I'll ask" is his summation of the questioning about why nobody besides the Fed is allowed to know where taxpayer capital goes to.

We, in turn, ask Chris Dodd to provide to not only his voters, but to the public in general any and all disclosure he has obtained from the Fed, due to Chairman's Dodd position as a public figure supervising numerous financial affairs, and we hope that his curiosity translates into support for any and all Fed audit initiatives, most specifically HR 1207 and S 604.

Hopefully, in the meantime the Chariman of the Banking Committee will learn the difference between AIG's counterparties and banks that have daily access to the Fed's discount window as well as other Maiden Lane, taxpayer funded conduits.