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Financial Services Regulatory Reform Ramps Up

Legislative Activity Senate Banking, House Financial Services Committees Set Sights on Financial Services Regulatory Reform With the first 100 days of the Trump Administration largely behind them, financial services lawmakers are beginning to move forward with their review of and efforts to reform the financial services sector. During the Senate Banking Committee’s hearing last week, Chairman … Continue Reading

Financial Services Regulatory Reform Debate Abounds in Congress and at the Agencies; FSOC to Meet Under Mnuchin

Legislative Activity CHOICE Act 2.0 Could Be Weeks Away as GOP May Need to Resolve Differences While previous reports indicated that House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) was set to move on a revised version of the Financial CHOICE Act (CHOICE Act 2.0), his plan seems to have been met with delay. Though … Continue Reading

Flurry of Financial Services Activity as Legislative Days Fly By; SEC, CFTC Move Ahead with Regulatory Priorities

Legislative Activity House to Vote on Financial Services Appropriations Bill as Hensarling Pushes Plan to Replace Dodd-Frank This week, the House is expected to consider the FY 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, which passed out of Committee largely along partisan lines and contains various provisions that would peel back certain aspects of … Continue Reading

Hensarling to Release Dodd-Frank Replacement as House to Vote on Puerto Rico Bill; CFPB, Federal Reserve Propose Long-Awaited Rulemakings

Legislative Activity Hensarling to Release Plan to Replace Dodd-Frank House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) is set to unveil details about the Republican plan to replace the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) with a “pro-growth” alternative during a speech to the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday, … Continue Reading

Fiduciary Rule and Puerto Rico in Focus for Financial Services Lawmakers; SEC, CFTC, FDIC to Hold Meetings

Legislative Activity Congressional Republicans Place DOL’s Fiduciary Rule in Crosshairs Last week, on April 19, just one day after Senate Republicans introduced a resolution to disapprove and nullify the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Rule, House Republicans introduced a companion resolution also targeting the rulemaking. Two days later, on April 21, the House Education and … Continue Reading

Lawmakers Tackle Puerto Rico, CFTC; FSOC to Meet on Asset Managers

Legislative Activity Senate Agriculture Committee Votes to Reauthorize CFTC Following a Senate Appropriations hearing last week to review the FY17 Budget Requests for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), on Thursday, April 14, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted 11-9, to reauthorize the CFTC. Though the timing of Senate … Continue Reading

House Divided on Fiduciary Rule, Puerto Rico; CFTC Likely to Proceed on Positions Limits Despite Industry Objections

Legislative Activity Lawmakers Still Divided on Labor’s Fiduciary Rule With the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Rule now with the Office of Management and Budget and being prepared for release in final form later this spring, last week Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) emphasized his opposition to the proposal, noting that he is … Continue Reading

Fiduciary Rule Still in Focus, As Financial Services Lawmakers Consider Importance of Short-Term Credit Availability

Legislative Activity House Committees Mark-Up Fiduciary Rule Legislation as Senators Introduce Companion Bills With the Department of Labor (DOL) having recently submitted its Fiduciary Rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) – officially beginning the countdown before DOL’s proposal is released in final form – last week, the House Ways and Means and … Continue Reading

Puerto Rico, Fiduciary Rule At Front of Agenda; FSOC, OFR to Hold Fifth Annual Conference as SEC Considers Equity Market Structure Issues

Legislative Activity Congress Turns Focus to Puerto Rico Debt Crisis This week, House lawmakers are set to hold a hearing on Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, which is likely to kick off several weeks’ worth of debate on the matter. Importantly, in accordance with House leadership, lawmakers are expected to move legislation addressing the Commonwealth’s fiscal … Continue Reading

Congress Takes Up Financial Services Bills; SEC Expected to Move Forward with Several Regulations

Legislative Activity Senate to Consider “Audit the Fed” Legislation as House Takes Up Another Bill on Terrorism Financing This week, Congress is set to take up two financial services bills. First, on Tuesday, January 12, following continued concern regarding the need for improved congressional oversight of the Federal Reserve, the Senate will take up S. … Continue Reading

FSOC, Fiduciary Rule in Focus for Financial Services Lawmakers; SEC to Hold Open Meeting

Legislative Activity Financial Services Lawmakers to Focus on FSOC, Hold Markup This week, the House Financial Services Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). Notably, eight of the ten voting members will be present to testify. This hearing follows continued discussion about potential reforms to the agency, which many … Continue Reading

Banking Committee Working on Reform Package; SEC to Hold Meetings, Focus on Fiduciary Rule

Legislative Activity Senate Banking Committee in Talks on Compromise Reform Package After months of disagreement between Republicans and Democrats the release of Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) financial services reform legislation – S. 1484, the Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015 – there appears to be an effort by moderate Democrats on Committee … Continue Reading

House to Take on Ex-Im, Fiduciary Rule; Fed, SEC to Hold Meetings

Legislative Activity House Likely to Take-Up Ex-Im Reauthorization, Legislation on DOL’s Fiduciary Rule After successfully getting enough signatures on his discharge petition to force a vote on reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, it is expected that this week – possibly as early as today – Representative Stephen Fincher (R-TN) will bring up his petition, where … Continue Reading

House Financial Services Committee Puts Spotlight on Housing; DOL to Make Changes to Fiduciary Rule

Legislative Activity Housing Policy in Spotlight as HUD Turns 50 This week the House Financial Services Committee will focus the majority of its attention on housing policy, as part of a look at the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) fifty-year anniversary.  Financial services lawmakers will hold two hearings: one looking at the role … Continue Reading

Lawmakers Focus on CFPB, Fiduciary Rule; SEC to Hold Event on Asset Managers

Legislative Activity DOL’s Fiduciary Rule in Focus as SEC Announces Delay With many lawmakers still opposed to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Rule, this week both the House Financial Services and Ways and Means Committee will tackle the issue.  The House Financial Services Committee will hold a markup on Wednesday of legislation to require … Continue Reading

International Tax Reform May Still Be a Possibility; Treasury Focused on FATCA, PTPs

Legislative Activity Tax Reform Still in Ryan’s Sights Despite Boehner’s Departure Last week, following the sudden announcement by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) that he would be stepping down from Congress at the end of October, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and various other Committee members quickly confirmed that the Committee … Continue Reading

Dodd-Frank Turns Five, Continued Focus on Fiduciary Rule

Legislative Activity Financial Services Lawmakers Hone in on Dodd-Frank Reform as Fifth-Year Anniversary Approaches As the fifth anniversary marking the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) arrives this Tuesday, July 21, financial services lawmakers are continuing to focus on ways to reform the law.  On the House side, … Continue Reading

Fiduciary Rule Under Scrutiny, Appropriators Continue Targeting Dodd-Frank

Legislative Activity Lawmakers Consider Dept. of Labor Proposed Fiduciary Rule Last week, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held its first hearing on the Department of Labor’s recently released Fiduciary Rule, which seeks to establish a new legal standard for brokers and require them to offer investors retirement advice that is in the investors’ best … Continue Reading

Senate Banking Committee Schedules Markup; Department of Labor Releases Fiduciary Rule

Legislative Activity Senate Banking Committee Schedules Markup on Regulatory Relief for Community and Regional Banks Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) has announced that the Committee will hold a markup on May 14 to consider proposals that would provide regulatory relief to community and regional banks. Despite earlier concerns to the contrary, it appears that Chairman Shelby … Continue Reading
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