December 11, 2007 |
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) said he would introduce a plan today to overhaul mortgage-lending practices blamed for fueling record foreclosures and undermining confidence in credit markets. Dodd's measure would direct lenders to ensure that sub-prime borrowers were offered loans they could repay and weren't subject to prepayment penalties.
June 26, 1987 |
The Senate voted today to strip Romania of its coveted Most Favored Nation trading status with the United States for six months as punishment for its history of human rights abuses. Senators voted 57-36 in favor of an amendment by Sens. William L. Armstrong (R-Colo.), Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) and others to deny Romania the favored trading status as the Senate began its second day of perhaps several weeks of debate on the politically charged omnibus trade bill.
January 20, 1998 |
Gary Franks, the former Republican congressman from Waterbury, Conn., who lost his seat in 1996, is attempting to stage a comeback into politics by challenging Democratic Sen. Christopher J. Dodd. But Franks, who will formally launch his bid today, faces long odds in trying to unseat the veteran Dodd.
February 3, 2009 |
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd said he would refinance two home mortgages that were being investigated by a Senate ethics panel. Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat, said he sought no special treatment from Countrywide Financial Corp. when he refinanced his Washington and East Haddam, Conn., homes in 2003. He has acknowledged participating in a VIP program. The bank, a leading subprime lender at the center of the mortgage meltdown, was sold to Bank of America Corp.
August 12, 2009 |
Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) underwent surgery for prostate cancer and was recuperating at a New York hospital. Dr. Peter Scardino of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center said the surgery was successful and Dodd was resting comfortably. "It is anticipated that he will be able to return to full activity within a few weeks," Scardino said in a statement released by Dodd's office. Dodd, 65, is expected to remain at the hospital for a few days before returning home to Connecticut.
September 9, 2007 |
If Christopher J. Dodd is elected president, he will end a decades-old trade embargo with Cuba and lift travel restrictions to the communist island, the Democratic candidate pledged Saturday. He'll also open an embassy in Havana and shut down TV Marti, a U.S. government-run station that has broadcast to Cuba for 17 years, said Sen. Dodd of Connecticut. "Other than the war in Iraq, no other American policy is more broadly unpopular internationally" than U.S. policy on Cuba, Dodd.
March 30, 1985 |
A National Congressional Club official says it will "spend as much as we can raise" to help defeat several liberal U.S. senators, including Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) and Gary Hart (D-Colo.). "Right now it is our intention to do independent expenditures in those races," said Carter Wrenn, the club's executive director. The group, which was formed to pay off the first campaign debt of conservative Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), has so far targeted Cranston, Hart and Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.).
November 3, 1987 |
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expected to meet Saturday in Managua with a group of U.S. senators to discuss efforts toward a regional peace agreement in Central America, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said today. The group also plans to meet Friday with Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez, whose regional plan won the Nobel Peace Prize, McCain said. In addition to McCain, those scheduled to meet with Ortega are Sens. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.