June 17th, 2009
11:44 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama to detail broad financial reform

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) – President Obama on Wednesday will finally announce his long-anticipated plan to restructure how banks and other firms are regulated in the hope of preventing another financial collapse.

The far-reaching effort would reorder the roles of some key agencies to try to tighten government supervision of the financial sector.

Obama's plan will include a proposal to get rid of the embattled Office of Thrift Supervision and merge it with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a senior administration official said Tuesday evening.

The OTS has been on the hot seat for months for its role as the overseer of American International Group (AIG, Fortune 500) and failed lenders IndyMac and Washington Mutual. The comptroller's office is a Treasury Department bureau that regulates national banks.

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  1. lynn in NM

    The new "broad financial reform" – stealing 75% of your money in the form of taxes to bail out the big wig companies and CEO's that contributed to Obama.

    June 17, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
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