Sherrod Brown

Despite outcry, Congress unlikely to block Facebook's crypto plan

07/19/19

Lawmakers from both parties strongly criticized Libra this week, but largely steered clear of proposals to stop it.

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Facebook crypto exec meets congressional firing squad

07/16/19

Resistance to Libra on the Senate Banking Committee was bipartisan, and other takeaways from Tuesday’s hearing.

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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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Will Libra force Congress to act on data protection?

07/14/19

Almost two years after the Equifax breach led to a congressional uproar but minimal policy change, the protracted fight to enact data security and privacy reform has a new bogeyman.

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Libra takes a beating on Capitol Hill (again)

07/11/19

For the second straight day, concerns about Facebook's cryptocurrency project dominated lawmakers’ questioning of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

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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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Senators: Decision to halt FHA lending to DACA recipients is unacceptable

06/26/19

A group of Senate Democrats have called on HUD Secretary Ben Carson to reverse his agency’s opinion that borrowers in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are ineligible for FHA loans.

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Lawmakers spar over whether Fannie, Freddie are SIFIs

06/25/19

There is bipartisan agreement in the Senate that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are "too big to fail" but some lawmakers are skeptical that a SIFI designation is appropriate.

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Senate Banking panel sets hearing on Facebook's Libra

06/19/19

Senators will examine the social media giant’s plan to offer a digital currency. House Financial Services Committee leaders have already criticized the idea.

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Brown blasts data brokers' refusal to testify to Senate banking panel

06/11/19

The top Democrat on the Banking Committee suggested the absence of data brokers at a hearing on privacy legislation was "cowardice."

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