Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement on the President's address on the economy and financial regulation today. The Congressman attended the speech on Wall Street and then travelled from New York to Washington with the President on Air Force One.
"The President reminded us today how much the economic stability of our families and local businesses depends upon a successful, responsible financial services industry. I appreciate the urgency of the President's remarks. I look forward to our continued work to craft legislation that fosters a vibrant, innovative financial services industry while protecting consumers and helping prevent a crisis like this from happening ever again."