investment and tax-related legislation

Financial firms could not cut ties to firearms clients under GOP bill

03/21/19

The bill by Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and John Kennedy, R-La., would block banks and credit unions with over $10 billion of assets from refusing service to "customers that may not share the same political values."

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The inconvenient truth for GSE reform plans

03/19/19

There’s bipartisan consensus that the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are unsustainable, but that may not be enough for lawmakers to upend the current system.

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Banks won’t be able to remain on sidelines of privacy debate

03/03/19

The data breach at Equifax and Facebook's scandals have made data privacy a big issue to state and federal lawmakers. Here's why banks need to be worried.

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How hemp legalization could bolster marijuana banking bill

12/19/18

Banks hoping to make working with the cannabis industry easier saw a positive sign this week when Congress removed the prohibition on a less potent substance.

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Former Congressional Black Caucus staffer to join industry group

12/18/18

Fabrice Coles, who was the CBC's executive director, will work on consumer and fintech policy issues at the Bank Policy Institute.

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What will it take for Congress to act on a data breach?

12/07/18

Familiar recriminations and calls for legislation from lawmakers followed the massive hack of the Starwood hotel chain, but will Capitol Hill actually do anything?

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Hensarling urges Senate action on JOBS Act 3.0

11/29/18

The House Financial Services Committee chairman said "so far, the United States Senate has done nothing on a bill that passed" the House with over 400 votes.

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Democrat on House banking panel wins Arizona Senate race

11/13/18

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., crafted a moderate message and will head to the Senate after having backed legislation providing banks with regulatory relief.

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Backed by banks, Tester wins narrow victory to keep Senate seat

11/07/18

Tester is the only Democratic supporter of the recent regulatory relief package sitting on the Banking Committee to win re-election this fall.

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Divided Congress = gridlock for financial services policy

11/07/18

The midterm elections virtually eliminate the chance that progress will be made on financial services legislation.

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