Financial Regulatory Forum

ANALYSIS-Key US senator gains clout on Wall Street bill

By Reuters Staff
June 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, an Arkansas moderate Democrat, is buoyed by winning nomination to a third term in the Senate but not sure of victory for her hot-button Wall Street reform — forcing big banks to spin off their swaps desks.

SCENARIOS-Pivotal election for key senator in Wall Street reform

By Reuters Staff
June 7, 2010

By Charles Abbott

WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) – Senator Blanche Lincoln faces possible elimination in a Democratic run-off primary in Arkansas on Tuesday, putting at risk her tough stance against the big banks in Wall Street reform.

PREVIEW-Wall St. reform’s final round in U.S. Senate

By Reuters Staff
May 17, 2010

By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – The Wall Street reform fight enters its final stages in the U.S. Senate this week with an overdue reckoning on three issues that cut to the heart of how, and for whom, the financial system works.

NEWSMAKER – Farmer’s daughter US Senator takes on Wall St with derivatives bill

By Reuters Staff
April 16, 2010

By Charles Abbott and Roberta Rampton

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) – Senator Blanche Lincoln, a self-styled “farmer’s daughter” facing a tough re-election race in Arkansas, had not been expected to become the latest Democrat to rail against the risky practices of Wall Street.

U.S. Senate agriculture panel head plans own US swaps reform bill

By Reuters Staff
November 18, 2009

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) (C) speaks about the 2007 budget in a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, February 9, 2006. Also pictured are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) and Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND).   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee chairman said on Wednesday she intends to draft legislation “that will bring much-needed transparency and accountability to the over-the-counter derivatives market.”