The White House sought to rebuff criticism that key Wall Street executives were excluded today from signing for the President's financial reform legislation.
The Hill reports that the administration publicly pushed back against a Washington Post story this morning noting that among the 400 people invited to this morning's bill signing, absent from the list were the CEOs of Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Wells Fargo and J.P. Morgan, among others.
"This is a fake controversy. The CEO’s who opposed reform never expected to be invited to the bill signing and not a single one has complained to the Administration," Jen Psaki wrote on the White House blog. "In fact Administration officials have been in touch with many of the same CEOs about a number of issues over the last few days and this issue has not even registered.
Text of Obama remarks on Dodd-Frank, courtesy of MarketWatch, July 21, 2010 @ 11:43 a.m.