Elizabeth Warren

Fed should make banks stop paying dividends, Senate Democrats say

06/24/20

The lawmakers argued in a letter to the Federal Reserve that suspending dividend payouts would be the "prudent course of action," allowing banks to build their capital cushions and continue lending during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Warren and Brown urge regulators to undo recent capital change

06/22/20

Sens. Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren are asking three federal agencies to reverse changes that allow banks to exclude certain items from their supplementary leverage ratio.

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Has leadership vacuum hamstrung CARES Act watchdog?

06/18/20

The inability of Democrats and Republicans to agree on a chairperson and lack of sufficient personnel have made it harder for the commission from doing its job — hold Treasury and the Fed accountable for implementing the coronavirus relief law, observers say.

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Should banks fear a blue wave in November?

05/21/20

If Democrats retake both the White House and Senate in the 2020 election, analysts see threats to the industry from the appointment of new regulators and possible reversal of Trump-era deregulation. But legislation imposing new rules on financial institutions would face long odds.

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Warren wants CEOs held criminally liable for bailout violations

05/19/20

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on the Federal Reserve to hold corporate executives personally liable if they take bailout money intended to bolster credit markets and fail to meet all the certification requirements.

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Nominee to oversee pandemic rescue funds grilled over Trump ties

05/05/20

As special IG for the Treasury’s allocation of $500 billion in aid, Brian Miller could look into funding for Fed credit facilities. But Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee questioned his independence.

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Bankers are holding their breath over Biden

04/29/20

The industry dodged a bullet after the former vice president outlasted more progressive rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. But some worry the presumptive nominee will have to consider calls for tougher regulation from his party's liberal wing.

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Warren joins senators seeking Deutsche Bank details on Trump

04/07/20

U.S. senators including Elizabeth Warren, the onetime presidential candidate, are pushing for details from Deutsche Bank about contacts with the family business of President Donald Trump, which has asked the German lender for leniency on some of its loans.

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Democratic senators quiz CFPB on its auto lending policies

03/17/20

Sens. Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren criticized Director Kathy Kraninger for not issuing any public enforcement actions against auto lenders during her tenure.

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Calls mount for U.S. to halt foreclosures, evictions amid health crisis

03/15/20

A national moratorium would be costly to lenders and servicers, but proponents say it's needed to help cushion the economic blow of the pandemic.

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