Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CFTC Issues Proposals on Guidance, Phase-in Plan for Cross-Border Swap Entities

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission June 29 voted unanimously to propose interpretive guidance regarding how its rules for over-the-counter derivatives would apply to non-U.S. entities and activities outside the United States.

SEC Volcker Rulemaking Overhaul Could be in the Works, Officials Suggest

Senior officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission March 6 hinted that the commission could overhaul its portion of a joint proposal with federal banking regulators to implement the Volcker rule.

House Panel to Move Bill to Bar EPA Rules on Permits for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) plans to move quickly to a full committee markup of his bill to bar federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, possibly as early as March 10, committee aides said March 7…

OUTLOOK 2011: Tough Times Ahead for SEC Implementation of Dodd-Frank Regulatory Agenda

The Securities and Exchange Commission is facing a challenging year ahead in terms of rulemaking, with a heavy agenda largely set by Congress in the 2010 reform law that includes new, as well as old complex issues that must be tackled under unexpected budget constraints, tighter deadlines, and…

House Republicans Introduce Bills to Delay, Bar Funding of EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Within the first two days of the new congressional session, House Republicans have wasted little time in offering bills to delay or even indefinitely block greenhouse gas emissions rules promulgated by the…

South Dakota Democrat Johnson Likely to Chair Senate Banking Committee

The Senate Banking Committee remains in Democratic hands with the party having maintained a narrow majority in the Senate after the midterm elections, but a change of leadership next session is inevitable with the retirement of…

Alabama Republican Bachus Favored to Chair House Financial Services Committee; Dodd-Frank Likely to Be Revisited

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) is expected to chair a Republican-controlled House Financial Services Committee that will ramp up oversight of the newly enacted Dodd-Frank financial reform law and serve as a…

BNA INSIGHTS: Banking on Front Burner of Next Congress as Dodd-Frank Meets Reality

November 2, 2010 in Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

When the 112th Congress convenes in January, banking issues—broadly defined—will remain front burner issues. As the new Congress organizes you can be sure of one thing: The Senate Banking Committee will look very…

EPA Greenhouse Gas, Air Pollution Rules Likely Targets if Republicans Take over House after November Election

October 21, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—With Republicans expecting large gains in Congress in general elections Nov. 2 and possible control of the House of Representatives, the party is readying a laundry list of…

Congress Moves Quickly to Approve Repeal of Dodd-Frank’s SEC Confidentiality Provision

Under suspension of the rules and by voice vote, the House late Sept. 23 passed the Senate’s proposal—S. 3717—to repeal certain exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act provided to…

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