Federal Reserve Reform

  • Dodd-Frank changes needed for accountability, economic growth
    May 24, 2017 - Congress will soon vote on a plan to significantly overhaul the 2010 financial control law commonly known as the Dodd-Frank Act. This is great news for jobs and growth in Kentucky. In the nearly seven years since enactment of the 2,300-page Dodd-Frank law, roughly one in five Kentucky credit unions... More
  • Washington Examiner: Big banks love Democrats' big government
    May 23, 2017 - 5/22/2017 There wasn't a single Republican in the room on April 28, but Wall Street was well represented. House Democrats had gathered inside the Financial Services Committee for a special minority hearing to discuss the dangers of rolling back the Dodd-Frank Act's sweeping regulations. Instead of b... More
  • Chairman Hensarling Reacts to Decision on Fiduciary Rule
    May 23, 2017 - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding today’s decision by the Department of Labor on the controversial fiduciary rule: “I was there in the Oval Office when President Trump signed his Presidential Memorandum on the Obama administrat... More
  • Chairman Hensarling's Statement on President's Budget Proposal
    May 23, 2017 - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement on President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal: “The higher taxes, spending and borrowing that were the pillars of Obamanomics brought us the weakest economic recovery in our lifetimes, stagnant p... More
  • CBO Destroys Democrat Talking Point Against Financial CHOICE Act
    May 22, 2017 - The non-partisan, independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) exposed the Democrats’ top talking point against the Financial CHOICE Act for the lie it is. “Democrats have sought to portray the legislation as a giveaway to big banks,” the Washington Examiner notes, yet the CBO reports that “the big... More
  • Washington Examiner: Big banks wouldn't want GOP offer for fewer rules, CBO finds
    May 19, 2017 - By Joseph Lawler Megabanks would not be interested in the deal that House Republicans are offering them, Congress' in-house budget experts concluded in a report issued Thursday evening. House Republicans have advanced a bill, the Financial Choice Act, that would offer banks the option to get out of ... More
  • Subcommittee Evaluates Lessons from the IMF's Bailout of Greece
    May 18, 2017 - The Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee held a hearing on Thursday to evaluate lessons from the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) bailout of Greece in 2010 and 2012. “With Greece’s economy again officially in recession and discussions underway for a third IMF bailout, it is clear from today’s h... More
  • Cordray Appearance Shows Democrats Use CFPB as 'Political War Machine'
    May 17, 2017 - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement about CFPB Director Richard Cordray’s decision to attend House Democrats’ weekly caucus meeting today: “Everyone knows Mr. Cordray will likely leave the CFPB soon and pursue political office in Ohio agai... More
  • The Article the New York Times Doesn't Want You to Read: The Financial CHOICE Act Ends Bank Bailouts
    May 16, 2017 - *Note: This was written in response to a column that appeared recently in the New York Times. The Chairman's response was submitted to the newspaper, which refuses to publish it. By Jeb Hensarling Far from ending bailouts, the Dodd-Frank Act institutionalized them and made them a permanent fixture o... More
  • Committee Approves Financial CHOICE Act to End Bank Bailouts, Promote Economic Growth
    May 4, 2017 - Legislation to end bank bailouts, toughen penalties for wrongdoing on Wall Street, promote economic growth, and provide desperately needed regulatory relief for small community banks and credit unions passed the House Financial Services Committee 34-26 today. The legislation – the Financial CHOICE A... More