Regulatory reform

Dodd-Frank at 10: How regulation has (and hasn't) changed since law's passage

07/13/20

Policymakers have eased some rules and the Supreme Court recently dealt a blow to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But as the landmark legislation approaches its 10th anniversary, the post-crisis regulatory regime has stayed largely intact.

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10 years after bruising Dodd-Frank fight, is bipartisanship returning?

07/06/20

Rancor between Democrats and Republicans has made it hard to enact subsequent bills. But the 2018 reg relief package and more recent legislation offer hope for efforts to reach across the aisle.

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Dodd-Frank has softened blow of pandemic, its authors say

06/30/20

Chris Dodd and Barney Frank said the legislation — nearing its 10th anniversary — put banks in position to be a stabilizing force during the coronavirus crisis.

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After ruling, stage set for new battles over CFPB's future

06/29/20

The Supreme Court threw out a key statutory provision concerning the agency’s leadership structure, but the presidential election and possible legislative reforms could bring about more changes to the embattled bureau.

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Supreme Court strikes down CFPB leadership structure

06/29/20

In a split 5-4 decision, the justices gave presidents new power to remove the agency's head at will. The ruling could have far-reaching implications for other regulators with single directors.

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House Democrats launch bid to overturn OCC's CRA rule

06/11/20

The lawmakers are attempting to block the regulation reforming the anti-redlining rule under review powers granted to Congress, but the move is largely symbolic with the Senate and White House controlled by the GOP.

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Coronavirus response allows banks to ‘change the narrative’: Citi chair

06/03/20

John Dugan says a successful effort by banks to alleviate the economic damage of the pandemic could boost the industry's reputation.

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6 key Senate races for bankers to watch

05/29/20

Several Senate Banking Committee members from both parties are facing tough reelection challenges in a year when control of the entire chamber — and the banking policy agenda — may be up for grabs.

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As Democrats urge pause in bank rules, GOP says hurry up

05/27/20

The congressional showdown over the pace of rulemaking during the pandemic is a hardening of older positions on banking policy ahead of the 2020 elections, observers said.

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Where OCC bent and where it held firm in final CRA rule

05/20/20

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency watered down numeric metrics that some groups blasted and allowed more institutions to opt out of the new regime. But whether the agency has won over any detractors remains to be seen.

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