Featured Content Final Report Of The National Commission On The Causes Of The Financial And Economic Crisis In The United States
In the wake of the most significant financial crisis since the Great Depression, the President signed into law on May 20, 2009, the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, creating the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.
The Commission was established to examine the causes, domestic and global, of the current financial and economic crisis in the United States. During the course of its investigation, the ten person bipartisan committee reviewed millions of pages of documents, interviewed more than 700 witnesses, and held 19 days of public hearings in New York, Washington, D.C., and communities across the country that were hit hard by the crisis. The final report presents the Commission's findings and conclusions and also contains 126 pages of dissenting views.