Tag Archives: Commodity Futures Modernization Act

Vote on CFTC Reauthorization Bill; Confirmation of Federal Reserve Nominees & TRIA Bill

Legislative Activity House to Vote on CFTC Reauthorization Bill This week, the House of Representatives is expected to take up H.R 4413, a bill that would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) through September 2018. On June 13, House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions(R-TX) asked Members to submit any amendments by Tuesday, June 15. The House bill would make several changes to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street … Continue Reading

Three CFTC Commissioners Confirmed; Levin Plans Hearing on High-Frequency Trading & FHFA Requests Comments on Changing G-Fees

Legislative Activity Senate Confirms Three CFTC Commissioners, House To Take Up CFTC Reauthorization Bill On June 3, the Senate confirmed Timothy Massad as Chairman and Sharon Bowen and J. Christopher Giancarlo as Commissioners at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Chairman Massad was sworn in to his new office on June 5. It is expected … Continue Reading

Senate Banking Committee Favorably Reports GSE Reform Bill to Senate Floor

Legislative Activity Senate Banking Committee Favorably Reports GSE Reform Bill to Senate Floor On May 15, the Senate Banking Committee voted 13-9 to favorably report the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013 (S. 1217), to the Senate floor.  However, as mentioned in previous coverage, despite being reported out of Committee, it remains uncertain … Continue Reading

Shutdown Impacts Financial Regulators & Report Released on Possible Consequences of U.S. Default

Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: Thursday, October 10: The Senate Banking Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing titled, “Impact of a Default on Financial Stability and Economic Growth.” The presidents of the American Bankers Association (ABA), Investment Company Institute (ICI), National Association of Realtors, and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) are scheduled … Continue Reading

Senate Nominations & SIFIs

Legislative Activity Senate Banking Committee Approves SEC, FHFA, CEA, and NCUA Nominees On July 18, the Senate Banking committee approved via voice vote the nominations of Ms. Kara Stein and Dr. Michael Piwowar to be Commissioners of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), of Mr. Richard Metsger to be a Member of the National Credit Union … Continue Reading

Announcing Housing Finance Reform Bill, FHA Reform Bill and Bill to Recreate Glass-Steagall Act Conditions

Legislative Activity House Financial Services Committee Members Announce Bill on Housing Finance Reform House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Committee Members Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced their plans to introduce the “Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners Act” or PATH Act to reform housing finance. Highlights … Continue Reading

House to Set CFTC Budget & Mark Up Dodd-Frank Modification Bills

Legislative Activity Administration Nominations to be Considered this Week On Thursday, June 27, the Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing to consider several of President Obama’s nominations, including Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA); Kara Stein and Mike Piwowar to be Commissioners at the Securities and … Continue Reading

House Passes Derivatives Bills & CFTC Commissioners Speak Out on Looming Cross Border Deadline

Legislative Activity House Passes Derivatives Bills Last Wednesday, June 12, the House passed several bills related to certain derivatives and swaps regulation provisions under the Dodd-Frank Act. Included among the bills was H.R. 1256, a controversial proposal that would direct the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to adopt a … Continue Reading