Tag Archives: Janet Yellen

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

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

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

House Financial Services Committee to Hold Mark-Up; Several Agencies Propose, Finalize Various Rules

Legislative Activity House Lawmakers to Mark-Up FSOC-Related Bills On Tuesday, November 3, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a mark-up of various bills, including legislation targeting the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC).  Specifically, lawmakers will consider legislation to: (1) bring the FSOC within the normal appropriations process; (2) make Council meetings more open and … Continue Reading

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

Federal Reserve Remains Under Scrutiny; CFTC Reopens Comment Period on Position Limits, Staff to Hold Roundtable

Legislative Activity Federal Reserve Remains Under Scrutiny This week, Congress will continue its focus on examining potential reforms to the Federal Reserve. Last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before Congress, which included discussion regarding recently introduced legislation to audit the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decision-making. This week, the scrutiny will continue as the … Continue Reading

Lawmakers to Receive Update on Monetary Policy; CFTC to Hold Meeting of Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee

Legislative Activity Lawmakers to Focus on Federal Reserve, Housing This week, Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will testify before the Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees on monetary policy and the state of the economy. Chair Yellen’s remarks come as lawmakers continue to call for reform … Continue Reading

House Passes Flood Insurance Legislation & White House Releases FY2015 Budget Proposal

Legislative Activity Senate to Hold Hearing on Federal Reserve Nominees This Thursday, March 13, the Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing on various nominations to the Federal Reserve Board, including the nomination of Stanley Fischer, former Bank of Israel Governor, to be Vice Chairman. The committee will also consider the nominations of former U.S. Treasury … Continue Reading

Congress Examines A Series of Regulatory Reports

Legislative Activity Congress Examines A Series of Regulatory Reports Last week, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing to explore the annual report and oversight of the Department of Treasury’s Office of Financial Research (OFR) and the House Financial Services Committee probed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray … Continue Reading

President Obama Names Pick for New Fed Chair

Regulatory Activity President Obama Names Pick for New Fed Chair President Barack Obama announced last Wednesday, October 9 that he would nominate current Federal Reserve (the Fed or the Reserve) Vice Chair Janet Yellen to replace outgoing Chairman Ben Bernanke. The President’s announcement comes after several weeks of tense debate on who should be nominated to … Continue Reading