Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Big Day for Geithner

At 10:00 AM, Treasury Secretary Geithner will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

According to the Treasury, "the Secretary will discuss in detail the steps the government took to rescue AIG and how the consequences of AIG failing at that time, in those circumstances, would have been catastrophic for our economy and for American families and businesses. "

Expect heavy grilling of Geithner, especially by those up for re-election in the fall.

The members of the Committee include:

•Chairman, Edolphus Towns, New York
•Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, Pennsylvania
•Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York
•Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland
•Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio
•Rep. John F. Tierney, Massachusetts
•Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay, Missouri
•Rep. Diane E. Watson, California
•Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Massachusetts
•Rep. Jim Cooper, Tennessee
•Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia
•Rep. Mike Quigley, Illinois
•Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio
•Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia
•Rep. Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island
•Rep. Danny Davis, Illinois
•Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland
•Rep. Henry Cuellar, Texas
•Rep. Paul W. Hodes, New Hampshire
•Rep. Christopher S. Murphy, Connecticut
•Rep. Peter Welch, Vermont
•Rep. Bill Foster, Illinois
•Rep. Jackie Speier, California
•Rep. Steve Driehaus, Ohio
•Rep. Judy Chu, California

•Rep. Darrell Issa, California, Ranking Minority Member
•Rep. Dan Burton, Indiana
•Rep. John L. Mica, Florida
•Rep. Mark E. Souder, Indiana
•Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr., Tennessee
•Rep. Michael Turner, Ohio
•Rep. Lynn A. Westmoreland, Georgia
•Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, North Carolina
•Rep. Brian Bilbray, California
•Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio
•Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona
•Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska
•Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah
•Rep. Aaron Schock, Illinois
•Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, Missouri
•Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, Louisiana

Geithner appears to be a pretty protected guy, on the other hand, the recent leaks of New York Fed emails from the period when Geithner was president there suggests he may be someone's target.

Never one to think quickly on his feet, the danger for him comes if he gets a question he is not prepared for and creates a Youtube moment.

In the evening, Secretary Geithner will attend the President’s State of the Union address before a Joint Session of the United States Congress.

1 comment:

  1. Every congressman is up for re-election next fall.