House Financial Services Committee

Dozens of lawmakers urge more flood insurance reforms

11/01/19

A group of 64 House lawmakers is pushing congressional leadership to incorporate premium caps and address a new methodology for assessing risk in flood insurance reform legislation.

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House bill would mandate congressional visits by big-bank CEOs

10/31/19

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., has proposed requiring annual testimony by the heads of the U.S. "global systemically important" banks.

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CFPB chief mentions payday ‘research,' and heads turn

10/30/19

A remark by Director Kathy Kraninger during a congressional hearing has renewed a fierce debate over how the agency uses academic studies to support rulemakings.

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Shell-company bill drives wedge between banking, small business

10/28/19

Beneficial-ownership legislation is within the banking industry’s reach, but the prospect of new regulatory burdens for small businesses is forcing lawmakers to choose sides.

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Zuckerberg fails to assuage lawmakers on Libra

10/23/19

As Congress continues to seek answers about the proposed ccryptocurrency, the appearance by Facebook’s CEO cast further doubt on the project’s future.

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House passes bill to crack down on shell companies

10/22/19

The Corporate Transparency Act would require companies to report their true owners to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, removing the burden of banks to collect beneficial ownership information about their clients.

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Zuckerberg tries to distance Facebook from Libra effort

10/22/19

With the social media giant under heavy scrutiny for its cryptocurrency plan, the company's CEO plans to tell lawmakers that the Libra Association will take the lead.

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Mnuchin blasts Libra plan ahead of Facebook CEO's testimony

10/22/19

The Treasury secretary repeated his concerns about the social media giant's proposed cryptocurrency, one day before Mark Zuckerberg is expected to face tough questioning from House lawmakers.

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Don’t buy what Zuckerberg’s selling on Libra

10/22/19

Facebook’s cryptocurrency would not help underserved communities, despite the claims of its CEO, who is slated to appear before Congress this week.

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'Enough of this nonsense': Comments of the week

10/17/19

Readers cast doubts on regulatory attempts to jointly revamp the Community Reinvestment Act, react to Democrats berating the CFPB head, an upcoming House hearing with Facebook's CEO and more.

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