CFTC

Waters and Peterson Ask Appeals Court to Consider Brief Favoring CFTC Position Limits Rule

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Collin C. Peterson, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Agriculture have submitted a motion for leave to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals focusing on the position limits rule promulgated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The CFTC’s rule would limit the am...

Ranking Member Waters Commends Enforcement Actions by DOJ Encourages Further Steps

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, today released a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder commending recent work by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and banking regulators in investigating and prosecuting wrongdoing related to LIBOR manipulation, money laundering and violations of the Bank Secrecy...

Congressman Barney Frank, Brooksley Born and Leading Members of Congress Denounce Underfunding Financial Regulatory Agencies

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Congressman Barney Frank is joined by leading members of Congress and former Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairwoman Brooksley Born in denouncing recent action by the House Appropriations committee to underfund the Securities and Exchange Commission and the CFTC. In his remarks, Congressman Frank emphasized that having these financial regulator "referees on the field" is essential...

Frank Vows to Fight Efforts to Cripple Derivatives Provisions in Financial Reform Law

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Congressman Barney Frank, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, today released the following statement vowing to fight Republican efforts to substantially weaken provisions of the 2010 Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In his statement, Frank strongly criticizes two bills which would create substantial loopholes in parts of the law dealing with the regulation of d...

House Committee to Markup Controversial Bill Which Would Limit the Effectiveness of the SEC

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The House Financial Services Committee will mark up four bills this morning beginning at 10 a.m. At least one of these bills will draw significant controversy, the “SEC Regulatory Accountability Act” (H.R. 2308) introduced by Congressman Scott Garrett. The bill would greatly increase requirements on the Security and Exchange Commission to conduct cost-benefit analyses and periodic reviews on all r...



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