In it, but not of it. TPM DC

Wall Street Invite: Come Meet Privately With Congressmen Negotiating Financial Reform!

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Last week, we reached out to all 12 of the Senate's Wall Street reform conferees to ask if they planned to participate in the event. Most of the Senate offices said they had never heard of the event. Two -- Sens. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) -- said they will not be attending.

But the event, which does not appear to be a fundraiser, may not be targeting Democrats as much as Republican opponents of financial reform. The plain language of the invitation--such as the line: "so-called Wall Street Reform bill"--is taken straight from the GOP rhetorical playbook.

Regardless of which elected officials are being targeted, though, if you wanted evidence that Wall Street hasn't given up the fight--and hasn't lost its powerful friends in Washington--look no further. You can read the entire invitation below.

From: "Bill Williams" **********
Date: May 26, 2010 4:46:44 PM EDT
Subject: (BAC, V, WFC, MA, GS, JPM) ** Confirmed ** Tuesday June 15th in  Washington DC w/ KEY House & Senae Conferees

*Timely* Financial Reform Event on TUES June 15th in Washington DC

JNK will be hosting a financial reform event with Federal Advisory, LLC on Tuesday June 15th in Washington DC from 10am - 7pm on Capitol Hill.   Speakers will include the KEY House and Senate Conferees and majority and minority Committee staff, as well as leading financial lobbyists covering interchange, banks and major non-banks affected by so-called Wall Street Reform bill. This event will comply with Congressional ethics and gift ban rules.  JNK Securities Corp does not participate in any lobbying or fundraising events.

Attendance will be limited, Please indicate your interest.

Federal Advisory:  Industry sources suggest the following is proposed conference schedule:

Tuesday, June 8 th-conferees appointed

Wednesday, June 9th-first open meeting of the conference; organizational matters and opening statements only

Tuesday, June 15th, Wednesday, June 16th, Thursday, June 17th-conference meets on substantive issues

Tuesday, June 22nd, Wednesday, June 23rd-conference meets on substantive issues

Thursday, June 24th-conference concludes with formal signing ceremony; conference report filed shortly thereafter

Monday, June 28th-Rules Committee meets to grant rule

Tuesday, June 29th-House passes conference report; this gives the Senate three days to pass it before the beginning of the July 4th recess.

Bill Williams | Director of JNK 3rd Party Research and Sales

JNK Securities Corp | Customized Research Solutions + Trade Execution

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