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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More