News List

  • House Passes Bipartisan Bills to Help Consumers
    Dec 11, 2017 - The House today passed two bipartisan bills designed to help protect consumers and add much needed transparency for investors. H.R. 2706, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2017 sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), requires federal banking agencies to provide banks or credi... More
  • House Approves Bipartisan Small Business Bill
    Dec 7, 2017 - WASHINGTON – The House passed bipartisan legislation on Thursday to simplify regulations for small business owners who want to sell or merge their companies with new owners. The “Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017 (H.R. 477)” alleviates costs to smal... More
  • Subcommittee Assesses Office of Financial Research
    Dec 7, 2017 - The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations met today to examine the controversial Office of Financial Research (OFR), assessing its management and structure, public work-product, its cooperation with Congress, and support of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. OFR Director Richard Berne... More
  • Subcommittee Meets to Continue Assessment of Sustainable Housing Finance
    Dec 6, 2017 - The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee held a hearing today to continue assessing views and perspectives on comprehensive housing finance reform. “Today was an important step towards reforming our housing finance system, credit enhancement, and credit risk transfers,” said Subcommittee Chairman Sean... More
  • Hensarling Lays Out Principles for Housing Finance Reform, Expresses Support for Bipartisan Approach
    Dec 6, 2017 - WASHINGTON – House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) today outlined reforms to fix America’s broken housing finance system. During a speech at a conference on the future of the U.S. housing market, Chairman Hensarling said he would work on a bipartisan basis to come up with... More
  • ICYMI: Don't Be Fooled by 'Secular Stagnation'
    Dec 4, 2017 - By Phil Gramm and Michael Solon December 1, 2017 The only sound basis for gauging the potential impact of public-policy changes is through the mirror of historical experience. Economic models may provide insight, but invariably their predictions tell us more about the model than about the future. On... More
  • Bipartisan Resolution Introduced to Stop CFPB Rule
    Dec 1, 2017 - A group of House Republicans and Democrats on Friday introduced legislation to nullify a controversial rule that would effectively ban millions of consumers from accessing short-term, small-dollar credit. The rule was issued by the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) s... More
  • House Approves the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act
    Dec 1, 2017 - The House passed bipartisan legislation on Friday that protects consumers’ ability to become homeowners and access affordable housing. Manufactured housing serves as an affordable housing option for roughly 22 million Americans and represents the largest form of unsubsidized affordable housing in th... More
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of U.S. Sanctions Programs
    Nov 30, 2017 - The Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee held a hearing today to examine the Administration’s use of economic sanctions to achieve foreign policy objectives and their effectiveness. “From Iran to North Korea, to Russia and Venezuela, sanctions are increasingly used as an instrument in our foreign ... More
  • ICYMI: CFPB’s Failure to Protect Consumers
    Nov 30, 2017 - The Fox Business Channel this morning reported on two Financial Services Committee staff reports issued earlier this year that reveal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was asleep at the wheel when it came to protecting consumers from the Wells Fargo fraudulent accounts scandal. The reports, ... More