U.S. House Financial Services Committee
What it is:
How it works (Example):
The U.S. House Financial Services Committee also has jurisdiction over the country's monetary policy (i.e., oversight of the Federal Reserve Board), international finance (i.e., the foreign exchange markets), international monetary organizations (i.e., the IMF and World Bank) and laws regarding terrorist financing.
The committee also oversees reserve banks, the U.S. Treasury and the production of currency, as well as the Federal Depository Insurance (FDIC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the NCUA, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, HUD, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Export-Import Bank.
Why it Matters:
The U.S. House Financial Services Committee is one of the most powerful, influential committees in the U.S. Congress. Not only does it oversee and have jurisdiction over virtually every aspect of the American, it has a responsibility to ensure economic stability.