The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act is signed into law. The bill establishes the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program to assist troubled financial institutions in the wake of the late 2008 financial crisis. TARP is later expanded to assist nonfinancial companies, including General Motors Corp. and Chrysler.
Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) introduces comprehensive financial regulatory reform legislation in response to the 2008 financial crisis.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.