Today, we released our deck “The Road Ahead for Financial Regulatory Reform in a Time of Democrats in Control.” This deck describes our view of the road ahead for financial regulatory reform under a Biden Presidency, and updates the deck we published shortly after the 2020 election to reflect the
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Last week, the House of Representatives passed two bills and considered another that would dramatically expand Congress’s role in the oversight of agency rulemaking. Although we think that these bills are unlikely to become law in the near term, they are strong indicators of increased Congressional focus on how regulations
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With President-elect Donald Trump’s transition underway, speculation has been rife as to the impact of his Administration and a Republican-controlled Congress on a variety of issues, including executive compensation.  While one might assume that all of the recent executive compensation rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, such as the pay
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Earlier today, the Consumer Bankers Association, the Credit Union National Association, the Independent Community Bankers of America and the National Association of Federal Credit Unions sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader-elect Chuck Schumer recommending changes related to the CFPB. In the letter, the
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The incoming Trump administration has promised to “dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act.” In previous posts, we’ve described the technical mechanisms that an incoming administration can use to undo regulation put into place by the previous administration (see How Regulatory Rollback Works and More than Just Midnight Regulations).
But how much
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The transition of power from one Administration to another, especially when it involves a change of party, is governed both by law and custom. Both may be changing. In this post, we examine the evolving law and custom around how regulations enacted in the past few months might be rolled
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