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  • WSJ: JOBS 3.0 "could be one of this Congress's better achievements"
    Nov 29, 2018 - A Treasury Misfire A misguided insurance gripe could kill the pro-growth Jobs 3.0 bill. November 29, 2018 By The Editorial Board GOP House leaders have done yeoman’s work shepherding a compendium of bipartisan bills to expand access to capital that could pass in the lame-duck session. But White Hou... More
  • ICYMI: Fannie and Freddie, Make Way for Ginnie Mae
    Sep 6, 2018 - September 6, 2018 This is a not-so-happy anniversary in American history. Ten years ago Thursday, the federal government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , the failed government-sponsored housing enterprises that were at the center of the last financial crisis. Leading up to the crisis, Fannie ... More
  • To Restore U.S. Competitiveness, Pass the JOBS Act 3.0
    Jul 16, 2018 - July 16, 2018 Nearly all the economic news since Donald Trump took office has been strongly positive, and Mr. Trump added to that record in May by signing the most pro-growth banking bill in a generation. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, also known as S. 2155, rep... More
  • ICYMI: The Art of a Banking Deal
    May 24, 2018 - May 23, 2018 Headlines portray Congress as a swamp of dysfunction, but the House on Tuesday showed that the parties and chambers can work together by passing a bipartisan Senate banking reform, 258-159. Notwithstanding its shortcomings, the bill is an important step away from excessive government c... More
  • ICYMI: Will the House’s “Must Haves” Make It Into Financial Reform?
    Mar 27, 2018 - By Norbert Michel, Contributor March 26, 2018 The Independent Community Bankers of America is very close to securing a victory for its members. Just one thing is keeping the Senate-passed Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S.2155) from sailing to the White House for Pr... More
  • ICYMI: The Art of a Banking Compromise
    Mar 19, 2018 - The Art of a Banking Compromise On fixing Dodd-Frank, the House shouldn't be a potted plant. By The Editorial Board March 16, 2018 After passing a bipartisan banking bill 67-31 that would remedy some of the Dodd-Frank Act’s flaws, many Senators want to call it a wrap. But Congress is a bicameral le... More
  • ICYMI: The CFPB Has Pushed Its Last Envelope
    Jan 24, 2018 - By Mick Mulvaney January 23, 2018 When I arrived at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in November, I told employees that despite what they might have heard, I had no intention of shutting down the bureau. As members of the executive branch, we are charged with faithfully executing the law. Th... More
  • ICYMI: Quashing bureau's payday rule is a win for low-income Americans
    Jan 23, 2018 - By Gregory T. Angelo January 22, 2018 Under new leadership, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced plans to reconsider the payday rule, which opens the door to repealing the burdensome regulation outright. A full repeal would be a massive win for American consumers. As i... More
  • ICYMI: The Swampland Republicans
    Jan 17, 2018 - The Swampland Republicans GOP Senators balk at even modest fixes in federal flood insurance. By the Editorial Board January 17, 2018 Texas, Florida and especially Puerto Rico are rebuilding after last year’s hurricanes, and for once Washington’s response includes more than a cash infusion. The Hous... More