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Key House Chairman Wants Flood Insurance Reforms, Not Just Renewal

A key Republican said Hurricane Harvey will spur Congress to reach a deal to fund the nation’s flood insurance program before it expires next month, even though divisions persist over how much the federal government should be on the hook …

Banks Blast Rule Exposing Them to Consumer Class Actions

U.S. banks and credit card companies could be prevented from blocking customers from banding together to sue them under a rule released by the country’s consumer finance agency on Monday. In releasing the rule, which goes into full effect in …

House Committee Adds 5 More Bills to Its Flood Insurance Reform Package

The House Financial Services Committee advanced five flood insurance proposals on Wednesday, adding to the two bills it passed last week. The House measures seek to reform and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is set to expire …

House Committee Advances 2 Flood Insurance Bills; More to Come

The House Financial Services Committee on Thursday passed two bills to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). One is a broad reform proposal that seeks to encourage more private insurance and move the program toward actuarial-based rates, while the …

House Passes Dodd-Frank Replacement on Party Line Vote

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, a move that is expected to die in the Senate but open the door to revamping or eliminating regulations that came …

House Committee Expected to Advance Overhaul of Dodd-Frank

A U.S. Congressional banking panel is moving to advance legislation that would overhaul how the government regulates the financial sector, although it faces obstacles towards becoming law. Representative Jeb Hensarling, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, is considering amendments …

House Republicans’ Report Hits ‘Too Big to Fail’ Designation Process

Congressional Republicans are taking aim at the regulatory process through which some financial institutions become subject to heightened regulation because they are deemed too big to fail. In a report released on Tuesday, Republican staff members of the House of …

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 …

Insurers Praise House Approval of Systemic Risk Reform Bill

The House of Representatives took a step toward changing the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law by passing a measure that requires that a systemic risk designation be based on more than a financial institution’s size. The House vote was heralded by …

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 …