Ex-Senator Dodd takes film industry post

Ex-Senator Dodd takes film industry post

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The Motion Picture Association of America Tuesday named former U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd its new chairman and chief executive officer.
Senate seeks fast bailout watchdog choice

Senate seeks fast bailout watchdog choice

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. senators say they hope to have a strong watchdog in place quickly for the Treasury Department's $700 billion bailout program.
Dodd says his mortgages were standard

Dodd says his mortgages were standard

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, D-Conn., says he did not receive special treatment from Countrywide Financial in obtaining nearly $780,000 in mortgages in 2003.

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Senate to take up Pentagon spending bill

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- Four Democratic presidential hopefuls will seek to strengthen their positions when they debate the U.S. role in Iraq from the Senate floor next week.

Richardson announces presidential intent

SANTA FE, N.M., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson Sunday announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. president in 2008.

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NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Saturday became the first former first lady to seek of the office of U.S. president.

Dodd proposes limiting U.S. troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Connecticut Sen. Christopher J. Dodd proposed legislation Wednesday to limit the number of U.S. troops at the current level of approximately 130,000.

Boston Globe reporter killed in Iraq

BOSTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Veteran Boston Globe reporter Elizabeth Neuffer, 46, was killed in an auto accident in Iraq, the Globe confirmed Friday.

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(L-R) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) attend the signing ceremony for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on July 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. A sweeping expansion of federal financial regulation in the wake of the worst recession since the Great Depression, the bill will create a consumer protection agency, lay out a blueprint for disassembling financial entities considered "too big to fail," and many other reforms. UPI/Chip Somodevilla/Pool

Christopher John "Chris" Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lawyer and Democratic politician currently serving as the senior U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

Dodd served as a U.S. Representative from Connecticut from 1975 until 1981, when he became a Senator. He served as general chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1995 to 1997. He is now the state's senior Senator. He currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.

Currently Dodd is the longest-serving Senator in Connecticut's history, the 10th most senior of current Senators and one of three from the 1980 freshman class who are still serving (the others are Arlen Specter and Chuck Grassley).

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