For over a year now, Senator Shelby and I have been working on ways to end bailoutsFinancial reform amendment passed May 05, 2010
We clearly need to put in place an architecture that restores confidence and makes people feel that when they engage in financial activities, from making a bank deposit to buying insurance or investing in stock, that they can have confidence in the systemDodd's bank bill sees agencies combine Sep 20, 2009
High-frequency trading is a new phenomenon, using these very fancy computers that can move in microseconds. The idea behind it was, of course, this would create greater fairness, take emotion out of trading, would work well for investors. But it didn't calculate -- it's all math-drivenDodd: Wall Street drop hurt 'Main Street' May 09, 2010
Account holders are often enrolled in the programs without their consent and many banks will slap customers with fees of upwards of $30 for this 'courtesy' even if their account is only overdrawn by a few centsDodd unveils overdraft fee regulation Oct 19, 2009
We must send a clear signal to Iran's leaders that, if they continue to defy the will of the international community, our nation is prepared to confront them on thatSenate expands sanctions on Iran Oct 30, 2009
Christopher John "Chris" Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lawyer, lobbyist, and Democratic Party politician who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut for a thirty-year period ending with the 111th United States Congress.
Dodd is a Connecticut native and a graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland, and Providence College. His father, Thomas J. Dodd, was one of Connecticut's United States Senators from 1959-1971. Chris Dodd served in the Peace Corps for two years prior to entering law school at the University of Louisville, and during law school concurrently served in the United States Army Reserve.
Dodd returned to Connecticut, winning election in 1974 to the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district and was reelected in 1976 and 1978. He was elected United States Senator in the elections of 1980, and was the longest-serving senator in Connecticut's history.