Senate Banking Committee

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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Fed board nominees move one step closer to Senate approval

07/21/20

Judy Shelton, President Trump’s contentious pick for an open seat, cleared a key hurdle by winning the approval of a majority on the Senate Banking Committee.

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What would a Democratic sweep mean for banking?

07/15/20

While most of the public attention has been on Joe Biden's lead in presidential polls, any true overhaul of the bank regulatory landscape hinges on whether Democrats can retake the Senate — and by what margin.

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Why banks are steering more political donations to Democrats

07/15/20

Republicans still receive more money overall from bankers, but the gap is narrowing ahead of the November elections. Experts say that the trend corresponds with signs of a “blue wave” and that many in the industry prefer Democrats on nonregulatory issues.

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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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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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Warren and Brown urge regulators to undo recent capital change

06/22/20

Sens. Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren are asking three federal agencies to reverse changes that allow banks to exclude certain items from their supplementary leverage ratio.

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Banks back bill to eliminate brokered deposit restrictions

06/17/20

The legislation would aim to address concerns that the current policy is outdated by establishing a new regime to limit asset growth for banks that are not well-capitalized.

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Bank interest in Main Street Lending Program ‘substantial,’ Powell says

06/16/20

The Fed chairman updated senators about the agency's new credit facility for midsize firms struggling in the pandemic. He also left open the possibility of additional stress tests to gauge the industry’s coronavirus response.

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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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