In 1999, Congress repealed the 65 year old Glass-Steagall provisions, which required banks to separate investments and deposits. Critics allege this led to risky investment practices, and subsequently the 2008 financial crisis.
Despite opposition from conservative groups, Justice O'Connor was confirmed unanimously
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Visualize the 115th House of Representatives and its members, compare it with the past
Explore current and historical political parties, map party control, and learn about polarization.