Handbook of Texas Online, Martin Donell Kohout, "Gonzalez, Henry Barbosa," accessed August 18, 2016 | Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on March 25, 2016. Published by the Texas State Historical Association
The Federal Reserve is the most powerful peacetime bureaucracy in the federal government. Under the chairmanship of Alan Greenspan, the Fed achieved near mythical status for its part in managing the economy, and Greenspan was lauded as a genius. Few seemed to notice or care that Fed officials operated secretly with almost no public accountability. There was a courageous exception to this lack of oversight, however: Henry B. Gonzalez (D-TX)--chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services (banking) Committee.
Updated through 2012, Hispanic Americans in Congress 1822-2012 is written for a general audience and researched using primary and secondary sources, this book contains a profile of every Hispanic American who has served in Congress.