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House Moves Forward with Financial Services Reform as Banking Looks to Find Its Own Path

Legislative Activity House Moves CHOICE Act Forward as Senate Banking Committee Discusses Banking Reforms Last week, the House passed the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (CHOICE Act) by a vote of 233-186. The comprehensive deregulatory bill would roll back many of the regulations put in place by the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection … Continue Reading

House Set to Vote on CHOICE Act; Agency Nominations, Budgets, and Rulemakings Under Review

Legislative Activity House Set to Choose Path for CHOICE Act as Senate Holds Hearing on Community Banking This week, the House is set to vote on H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (CHOICE Act). After a contentious markup in the House Financial Services Committee last month, the bill was favorably voted out of … Continue Reading

Financial Regulatory Reform in the Spotlight as Financial Regulators Fill in the Trump Administration

Legislative Activity House Financial Services Committee to Hold Markup of CHOICE Act on Tuesday After much anticipation, House Financial Services Committee Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) introduced the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (CHOICE Act) last week following a contentious hearing on the bill. Unsurprisingly, the hearing revealed partisan differences over the effectiveness of the Dodd-Frank Wall … Continue Reading

Full Steam Ahead with Financial Services Regulatory Reform

Legislative Activity House Financial Services Committee Chooses CHOICE Act as President Trump Signs Financial Services Executive Orders After a two-week recess, the House Financial Services Committee is wasting no time getting back to work as it plans to hold a hearing on the Financial CHOICE Act this Wednesday. The bill, an acronym standing for Creating … Continue Reading

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 Poised to Move Ahead

Legislative Activity Lawmakers Moving Forward with Financial Services Reforms House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) has indicated that he plans to reintroduce his replacement for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) – the CHOICE Act – but in various bills to give at least some provisions a greater likelihood of being enacted. Chairman … Continue Reading

Republicans Move on Financial Deregulation; Fed Finalizes Stress Test Guidance

Legislative Activity President Trump Orders Review of Financial Regulations Last Friday, February 3, President Trump issued an Executive Order related to financial services regulatory reform (generally) and an Executive Memorandum specifically targeting the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Rule. The Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System directs the Secretary … Continue Reading

Dismantling Dodd-Frank Still a Priority; Acting Chairmen Take Charge at Regulatory Agencies

Legislative Activity Republicans Remain Committed to Dismantling Dodd-Frank At last week’s Congressional Republican retreat in Philadelphia, President Donald Trump urged Congress to make financial regulatory reform a priority to “help striving Americans get the credit they need to realize their dreams,” while Vice President Mike Pence confirmed that “dismantling Dodd-Frank” is a top legislative priority … Continue Reading

House and Senate Financial Services Lawmakers Kick-Off the 115th Congress; Regulators Tackle Debt Collection, Insurance, and FinTech

Legislative Activity New Year, New Look for Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees With the new Congress officially under way, both the Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees have announced new Committee members. Joining Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) on the Senate Banking Committee are fellow Republican Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), … Continue Reading

Financial Services Policymakers Prepare for 2017 as Regulators Wrap-Up Work

Legislative Activity Financial Services Policymakers Outline Agendas for 2017 Last week, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) outlined his ambitious agenda for 2017. At the top of the list is moving forward with the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs Act (CHOICE Act), which Chairman Hensarling estimates will be on … Continue Reading

Terrorism Financing, Consumer Protection in Spotlight; Various Financial Services Regulators to Meet

Legislative Activity Senate Banking Takes on Terrorism Financing Taking the lead from the House Financial Services Committee, which held a hearing earlier this month to exam the terrorism financing implications of the “ransom payments” to Iran, the Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing this Wednesday on the matter. Outside of the more recent focus … Continue Reading

Hensarling Chooses CHOICE; CFTC Moves Forward with Priorities as Nominees Pending Confirmation, Administration Outlines Approach to Correspondent Banking

Legislative Activity Hensarling Chooses to Move Forward with CHOICE Act Last Friday, September 9, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) announced his intention to move forward with the Republican plan to replace the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) and formally introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers … Continue Reading

Financial Services Reform Efforts Slow Moving, as Lawmakers Turn to Fight on Terrorism Financing; SEC to Hold Open Meetings

Legislative Activity Lawmakers Press on with Financial Services Reform Efforts On June 23, 2016, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) unveiled a discussion draft of legislation aimed at replacing the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). The legislation, Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs (Financial CHOICE Act), … 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

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

Congress to Receive CFPB Semi-Annual Report; SEC, Other Nominees See Movement As Financial Services Regulators Make Final Push

Legislative Activity Financial Services Committee Sets Its Sights on the CFPB This week, on Wednesday, March 16, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray to provide his Semi-Annual Report to Congress.  Among a myriad of topics likely to be raised during the hearing, much … Continue Reading

Financial Services Lawmakers Set Agenda for 2016 and Look for a Solution to Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis; CFPB, SEC, OFR All Hold Meetings

Legislative Activity House Financial Services Committee Sets Agenda for the Year Ahead As Senate Banking Committee Largely Silent Following the recent House Financial Services Committee retreat, we expect financial services lawmakers – at least in the House – to begin moving forward with their 2016 policy agenda. Among their priorities for this year (many of … 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

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

Export-Import Bank in Focus for Financial Services Lawmakers

Legislative Activity Lawmakers to Focus on Export-Import Bank Reauthorization This week, the Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees will hold hearings to discuss the Export-Import Bank – the agency that finances the export of American goods and services. The hearings will include several of the same witnesses, including the Honorable Fred P. Hochberg, President … Continue Reading

Banking Committee Set to Mark-Up Legislative Package of Financial Regulatory Reform

Legislative Activity Banking Committee Set to Mark-Up Legislative Package of Financial Regulatory Reform As we highlighted last week, this Thursday, May 21, the Senate Banking Committee is scheduled to hold a markup of Chairman Richard Shelby’s (R-AL) highly-anticipated legislative package of financial regulatory reform. Chairman Shelby last week released a draft of his legislation, which … Continue Reading

Financial Services Committee Continues Housing Focus; FSOC Adopts Changes

Legislative Activity Financial Services Committee Continues to Focus on Housing As mentioned previously, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) plans to make reforming the housing finance market a “huge priority” this Congress. After having already held a hearing with Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt, this week the Committee will question … Continue Reading

Senate Passes TRIA Reauthorization Bill;Timing of House Version Unclear

Legislative Activity Senate Passes TRIA Reauthorization Bill; Timing of House Version Unclear On July 17, the Senate voted 93-4 to pass S. 2244, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014. The bill reauthorizes the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for seven years while making few changes to the current program. Shortly after the Senate passed … Continue Reading
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