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Ben Weyl


Ben Weyl is associate editor of CQ Weekly magazine, and has been a reporter and editor at CQ Roll Call since 2008. He previously was editor of CQ Roll Call’s Banking and Finance blog, and was a staff writer on CQ’s economics and finance team. A New Jersey native, Weyl is a graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa and lives in Washington, D.C.

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No Sale on Housing Refinance Plans in Congress

Dec. 2, 2012

When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke spoke recently of headwinds facing the U.S. economy, the top item on his list was housing.

Democrats Push Hard on Fiscal Deal

Nov. 27, 2012

Democratic leaders emboldened by this year’s electoral victories are driving a hard bargain on a potential deficit reduction package, pushing to raise taxes significantly in a short time period, while resisting major spending cuts as part of an agreement during the lame-duck session.

Realtors, Builders Get Busy on Fiscal Cliff

Nov. 21, 2012

As fiscal cliff talks home in on raising revenue through the tax code, the housing industry is sounding the alarm to the consumer market that the mortgage interest deduction may be in the cross hairs.

Democrats Try to Band Together on Entitlements Ahead of Fiscal Cliff Talks

Nov. 15, 2012

Senate Democrats are keeping their proposals for curbing the cost of social programs under wraps in order to avoid a split in their ranks as talks on the fiscal cliff begin Friday.

Cliff Walk: Now the Three-Way Dance Begins

Nov. 14, 2012

President Barack Obama’s pitch for $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue from the wealthy has Republican leaders demanding major entitlement cuts even as they face the potential for a revolt among conservatives.

Obama Set to Meet Business Leaders

Nov. 13, 2012

President Barack Obama appears unlikely to find broad backing in the business community for his effort to make upper-income Americans pay higher taxes.

Democrats Seek to Set Sharp Lines in Measuring GOP ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Proposals

Nov. 12, 2012

Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer drew a sharp line today in negotiations with Republicans on the looming “fiscal cliff” of tax and spending issues, saying any GOP proposals on revenue should be measured against the higher rates for wealthy Americans due to take effect in January.

Will Congress Punt on the ‘Fiscal Cliff’?

Nov. 12, 2012

A revitalized President Barack Obama is already clashing with a still-solid GOP House majority in a lame-duck session that looks to be configured for the same gridlock that has tied up Washington, D.C., for the past two years.

Experts Expect Talk, No Action on Limiting Bigger Banks

Oct. 17, 2012

Some lawmakers are saying it’s time to look again at breaking up the country’s biggest banks, but political observers say the odds of action just two years after overhauling the financial regulatory system are remote.

Business Groups Pressing For Russia Trade Bill During Lame Duck

Sept. 24, 2012

The departure of Congress until after the elections removes one barrier to normalizing trade relations with Russia, but that also raises a new hurdle for backers of legislation that’s heavily favored by the business world.

Fed Might Delay Dodd-Frank ‘Stress-Test’ Rule for Banks

Aug. 27, 2012

Medium-sized banks may get a temporary reprieve from new “stress test” requirements called for under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul, the Federal Reserve announced Monday.

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