Update

Shelby 2.0 Update (Dec. 3)

Mike & Co. — The holiday season ends December 16, apparently.  On that day, almost all now agree, the seven-year national zero-interest rate season will end.  It is as baked in as the sun in the morning — barring calamity in the November jobs report, of course. All year long Senate Banking Chair Shelby has …

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Dodd-Frank and the CR (Nov. 13)

Mike & Co. — Positions are already being staked out in anticipation of a compromise on financial regulatory policy next month as part of a long-term extension of the FY 2016 Continuing Resolution.  How deployments look right now is sketched out below.   Great weekends, everyone… Dana ———- The terms of engagement for year-end  changes …

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HTF/Pay-fors (Nov. 3)

Mike & Co., The House continues work this week on reauthorization of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF).   It is considering a bill for up to $325 billion on transportation projects over the next six years, $261 billion on highways, $55 billion on transit and approximately $9 billion on safety programs — but it still must come …

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FRB System Risk Rule (Nov. 2)

Mike & Co. — The top-lines on FY 2016 domestic and military spending settled, there remains work on how that funding should be divvied up among agencies and federal programs.  In the coming weeks, the Appropriations Committees will begin crafting an omnibus spending bill that must be signed into law by Dec. 11 to keep the government …

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Ex-Im Reauthorization (Oct. 30)

Mike & Co., The busiest week of the session so far was John Boehner’s last as Speaker.  Amid the speakership transition, several big-ticket fiscal and financial items moved.  What happened and where they stand, ex. the budget, in brief roundup below.  As always, contact me for clarification, elaboration, etc.   Great weekends all and let’s …

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