The pair briefed House Republicans for 40 minutes Friday morning. The next stop was an early afternoon conference call with senators on both sides of the aisle. Next up: House Democrats.
The Fed chairman and Treasury chief are expected to address Democrats later this afternoon following an earlier briefing by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the rest of the party leadership, according to multiple aides. Paulson is expected to address House Democrats 4, according to Democratic sources. Bernanke will follow him at 4:30.
The two men have been working furiously for weeks to address the mounting financial crisis, but they have taken a lot of time out of their jam-packed schedules to counsel uneasy lawmakers on Capitol Hill.