Dodd-Frank

Red Herring from FSOC Gets Hearing at SBC (March 15)

Update 338 — “Activities-Based” Designation: Red Herring from FSOC Gets Hearing at SBC With April Fool’s Day coming up, one might believe a Trump Treasury proposal seeks greater regulatory focus on systemically risky financial activity, were one to read last week’s FSOC proposal (Authority To Require Supervision and Regulation of Certain Nonbank Financial Companies).  But …

Red Herring from FSOC Gets Hearing at SBC (March 15) Read More »

Maxine Takes Helm at House Financial Svcs. (November 30)

Update 315:  Rough Waters Ahead for Banks? Maxine Takes Helm at House Financial Svcs.   The gavel passing from retiring Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) to Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) at the House Financial Services Committee augurs one of the clearest sea changes in policy and style a U.S. House Committee will see in the 116th …

Maxine Takes Helm at House Financial Svcs. (November 30) Read More »

Economic Policy Implications of the Midterms (November 13)

Update 312:  Economic Policy Implications of the Midterms and the 116th Congress The result of last week’s midterms will have important ramifications for economic policy during the 116th Congress.  Democrats have taken the majority in the House and will take majority control of key committees setting the legislative agenda. More than 100 women were projected …

Economic Policy Implications of the Midterms (November 13) Read More »

Economic Policy Issues Throughout the 2018 Midterms (November 2)

Update 311: Economic Policy Issues Throughout the 2018 Midterm Campaign As we look ahead to next week’s midterms, we take a look back at four of the key economic policy themes that have played out this cycle. Across the country this cycle we have seen common themes and policies resonating with voters in seemingly disparate …

Economic Policy Issues Throughout the 2018 Midterms (November 2) Read More »

Senate Banking Hearing Tomorrow — Why is Implementation So Slow? (October 1)

Update 302: Senate Banking Hearing Tomorrow on S. 2155 — Why is Implementation So Slow? When the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) was signed into law four months ago, we saw risk, not a reason to rush implementation. Industry apparently sees otherwise and so Senate Banking will ask why it’s …

Senate Banking Hearing Tomorrow — Why is Implementation So Slow? (October 1) Read More »

JOBS Act 3.0 — S. 2155 Redux Writ Small? (July 20)

Update 286:  If at First You Do Succeed…JOBS Act 3.0 — S. 2155 Redux Writ Small? On Monday, a package of financial regulatory measures (deregulatory in aggregate effect), cleared the House overwhelmingly and has joined the short-list of bills on the Senate’s post-recess floor time queue.  JOBS 3.0 raises plenty of non-Dodd-Frank issues, but it …

JOBS Act 3.0 — S. 2155 Redux Writ Small? (July 20) Read More »

Progeny of S. 2155 Proliferate (June 20)

Update 280: Progeny of S. 2155 Proliferate; Hensarling’s HFSC on a Deregulatory Mission After S. 2155, this year’s wide-ranging banking bill, was signed into law last month, House Financial Services (HFSC) Chair Rep. Jeb Hensarling—perhaps emboldened by the wide margins by which S. 2155 passed—has continued his crusade against the United States’ financial regulatory regime.    …

Progeny of S. 2155 Proliferate (June 20) Read More »