Election 2018

Supreme Court clash puts regulatory nominees on back burner

09/28/18

At least six Trump administration picks to fill financial posts are still pending, but the bitterly partisan divide over Judge Brett Kavanaugh has taken up most of the energy in Congress.

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Banking super PAC endorses Barr in House re-election bid

09/26/18

The Kentucky Republican is the first House member that Friends of Traditional Banking has ever endorsed.

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CFPB chief's meeting with GOP donors may be illegal, Warren says

09/19/18

The Massachusetts senator said a private event where Mick Mulvaney briefed donors about the party’s midterm prospects may violate the Hatch Act.

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ABA ads praise six lawmakers, tell voters to stay engaged on issues

09/19/18

Unlike previous spots produced by the group that just backed candidates, the latest ones reflect a somewhat different approach.

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What happens to banking policy if Dems win both chambers of Congress?

09/17/18

The tightening of Senate races in Republican strongholds has raised the prospects of Democrats having even more influence on regulatory appointments and the legislative agenda.

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Is Glass-Steagall poised for a political comeback?

09/07/18

It’s been off the radar for a couple of years, but Washington may soon be debating the separation between commercial and investment banking once again.

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After bruising reg relief fight, Heitkamp is fighting to keep her seat

08/28/18

The North Dakota Democrat bucked members of her own party in pushing for a bill reforming Dodd-Frank. She faces another uphill battle in November.

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'Wash out the executive suite': Comments of the week

08/17/18

Readers respond to how the industry is donating ahead of the midterms, weigh in on a push to apply CRA-like standards to fintechs, react to a controversial decision by a California court and more.

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Surprise winner in banks' midterm donations: Moderate Dems

08/15/18

While the industry's trend of supporting Republicans continues, Senate Democrats who backed reg relief are drawing key industry support.

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The candidates getting banks' cash: Top 5 in the Senate

08/15/18

While bankers typically donate more to the political re-election campaigns of Republicans, their giving has shifted more to Democratic incumbents in the Senate for the upcoming midterms.

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