Tag Archives: House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Fed, CFPB Heads to Testify; SEC, CFTC to Hold Meetings

Legislative Activity Regulators to Testify on Capitol Hill This week, Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, will appear before the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees to provide the Board’s semiannual monetary policy report to Congress.  The House Financial Services Committee will also hold an additional hearing to … Continue Reading

Lawmakers Discuss FSOC Oversight; SEC, CFPB to Hold Meetings

Legislative Activity Lawmakers Discuss FSOC Oversight On Wednesday, September 17, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing titled “Oversight of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.” During the hearing, Members emphasized the importance of transparency within the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) and called for increased due process and accountability. At … 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

GSE Legislation Introduced & Senate Confirms Contreras-Sweet to SBA

Legislative Activity Waters Introduces GSE Legislation On Thursday, March 27, House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) released a proposal to reform the Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs).  Ranking Member Waters’ proposal, the HOME Forward Act of 2014, would wind down the GSEs and replace them with a new government agency that would oversee a fund … Continue Reading