Articles by Lisa Lambert

Bipartisan Senators Look to Address Banking Risk for Marijuana Industry

Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday renewed their drive to make banking easier for marijuana-based businesses in those U.S. states where the drug is legal, undeterred by signals from the Trump administration about maintaining tough marijuana restrictions nationally. The eight …

U.S. Wants More Time to Review MetLife Systemic Risk Tag

The U.S. government on Thursday requested a 60-day pause in a case involving MetLife Inc,. the country’s largest life insurer, and how regulators designate certain companies as “too big to fail,” a major reform arising from the 2007-09 financial crisis. …

Federal Regulators Plan ‘Too Big to Fail’ Meeting

The heads of the U.S. financial regulators will meet next week to dive into the sensitive process of labeling companies “systemically important,” better known as “too big to fail.” The Financial Stability Oversight Council will discuss President Donald Trump’s April …

MetLife Asks Court to Delay ‘Too Big to Fail’ Challenge as Trump Vows Review

MetLife Inc. is asking a U.S. court to put on pause a case over how the government deems certain companies “too big to fail,” one of the most significant reforms to come out of the financial crisis, while President Donald …

Trump to Order Review of Dodd-Frank Reforms, Taxes for Insurers, Banks

President Donald Trump will order the Treasury on Friday to find and reduce tax burdens and review post-financial crisis reforms that banks and insurance companies have said hinder their ability to do business. A White House official said on Thursday that Trump …

Appeals Court to Rehear Constitutionality of Consumer Protection Bureau Structure

A U.S. appeals court said on Thursday it will reconsider an October ruling that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s structure is unconstitutional, virtually guaranteeing the battle over an agency borne of the financial crisis will reach the Supreme Court. A …

House Republicans Pass Sweeping Regulatory Reform Bill

Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill in the House of Representatives that touched on nearly every step U.S. agencies take in creating and applying new rules, continuing their blitz to radically reform “abusive” federal regulation of areas from the environment …

Dozens of Obama Administration Financial Rules that Republicans May Kill

In recent days Republican Congressional leaders have taken several opportunities to warn Obama Administration regulators not to finish any more rulemakings, but some agency heads, such as U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White, say they are proceeding …

Outgoing Treasury Secretary Lew Sticks Up for Financial Stability Council

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday offered a heartfelt defense of the Financial Stability Oversight Council made up of the heads of the major regulatory agencies, which is often criticized by Republicans and could be under threat next year. …

Rep. Hensarling’s Plan Could Be Blueprint for Trump Revamping of Dodd-Frank

When Jeb Hensarling, the Republican chair of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, released legislation this summer to weaken the major financial law known as Dodd-Frank, many said it was a prêt-a-porter plan that his party’s nominee, Donald Trump, could …