House Financial Services Committee

Facebook won’t launch crypto service until regulators satisfied, exec says

07/15/19

David Marcus, who oversees Facebook’s digital wallet, plans to tell Congress that the company will roll out Libra only after it has "received appropriate approvals.”

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House Democrats seek to bar tech firms from operating like banks

07/15/19

Lawmakers circulated a bill just ahead of hearings on Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency that would prohibit companies with over $25 billion in annual revenue from launching a digital financial asset.

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Financial Services Committee passes bills to reform credit reporting

07/12/19

Legislation backed by Democrats to reform the credit bureaus and allow consumers greater access to their information advanced without any Republican support.

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Powell says he won't resign as lawmakers defend independent Fed

07/10/19

The Fed chairman's exchange with House lawmakers Wednesday comes amid President Trump's criticism of Powell and the central bank’s policy decisions.

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House votes to protect VA loans, promote counseling for FHA borrowers

07/10/19

The chamber passed a bill that would clarify how certain loans backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs are securitized, and legislation encouraging first-time homebuyers to participate in counseling programs.

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Will Congress stop Facebook's Libra?

07/02/19

The rush to hold hearings in both the House and the Senate reflects broad skepticism across the political spectrum about the social network's plan to develop an alternative payment system.

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Why Washington mobilized so quickly against Facebook's crypto plans

06/24/19

The speed and the bipartisan nature of the demand for an investigation into Facebook's Libra are telling, giving ammunition to those who warned the cryptocurrency space is underregulated and unsafe

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Waters schedules hearings next month on Facebook, BB&T-SunTrust merger

06/24/19

House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters wants to examine the merger of BB&T and SunTrust, as well as Facebook's cryptocurrency plans.

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'The OCC needs to get its house in order': Comments of the week

06/20/19

Readers weigh in on big tech companies walking away from OCC's fintech charter, House committee wanting Facebook to halt Libra, calls to stop Congress from delaying CECL, and more.

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Waters calls for halt to Facebook's crypto plans

06/18/19

House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters and Rep. Patrick McHenry, the top GOP panel member, said Facebook must testify about Project Libra.

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