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Steele to DC Wednesday

Bob Steele, Michael Bloomberg's new deputy mayor for economic development is going to Washington later this week, wearing a slightly different hat than he does around City Hall.

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission announced the list of witnesses for their hearings, starting Wednesday. Steele, who was head of Wachovia, is testifying on day one.

Here's the announcement:

(Washington, DC) - Today the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) announced the Commission's next public hearing titled "Too Big to Fail: Expectations and Impact of Extraordinary Government Intervention and the role of Systemic Risk in the Financial Crisis."

When: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 @ 9am ET
Thursday, September 2, 2010 @ 9am ET
Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538, Washington DC

Day One - Wednesday, September 1
Session 1: Wachovia Corporation

Scott G. Alvarez, General Counsel
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

John H. Corston, Acting Deputy Director, Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection
U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Robert K. Steel, former President and Chief Executive Officer
Wachovia Corporation

Session 2: Lehman Brothers

Thomas C. Baxter, Jr.,General Counsel and Executive Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Richard S. "Dick" Fuld, Jr.,Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Lehman Brothers

Harvey R. Miller, Business Finance & Restructuring Partner
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

Barry L. Zubrow,Chief Risk Officer
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Day Two - Thursday, September 2
Session 1: The Federal Reserve

Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Session 2: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Sheila C. Bair, Chairman
U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation