Mike Crapo

Powell, Mnuchin urge more congressional action to deliver pandemic aid

09/24/20

Capping a series of appearances on Capitol Hill this week, the Federal Reserve chair and Treasury secretary emphasized that they don’t have the authority to reallocate CARES Act funds to assist small businesses on their own.

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Bankers urge extension of CARES Act reg relief

09/18/20

Measures designed to give banks and credit unions more flexibility to help customers weather the coronavirus pandemic are set to expire Dec. 31 unless Congress renews them.

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CFPB’s Kraninger faces Democratic firing squad over payday rule

07/29/20

Members of the Senate Banking Committee took the agency’s leader to task for eliminating underwriting requirements for small-dollar lenders, which lawmakers said has left consumers more vulnerable during the pandemic.

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Banks smell victory on key anti-laundering measure

07/27/20

After the House passed a defense spending bill that included the provision ahead of negotiations with the Senate, industry representatives are optimistic Congress will finally shift the burden of reporting true-owner information from banks to their business clients.

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House passes AML reforms in defense spending bill

07/22/20

The National Defense Authorization Act, approved in a vote late Tuesday, includes measures to require companies to disclose their true owners at the point of incorporation and to improve information-sharing between banks and the government.

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Senate Banking Committee to consider controversial Fed board pick

07/10/20

The panel later this month will vote on the nomination of Judy Shelton, whose views on certain policy issues have met with skepticism from both Democrats and Republicans.

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What happens to struggling homeowners when CARES Act relief ends?

06/09/20

Some lawmakers fear that when forbearance plans and enhanced unemployment coverage expire, the consequences for mortgage borrowers still affected by the pandemic will be severe.

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Fed urged to widen eligibility for pandemic loan programs

06/02/20

Members of both parties raised concerns that the requirements for participating in the Municipal Liquidity Facility and Main Street Lending Program are too restrictive to benefit smaller localities and certain midsize firms.

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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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Crapo to lead Senate's oversight of coronavirus rescue

04/17/20

The Senate Banking Committee chair will work with the heads of other panels in overseeing the $2 trillion stimulus package that Congress passed last month.

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