Policy

ABA Applauds Proposed Botnet Legislation

ABA today thanked members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for introducing the Botnet Prevention Act of 2016 (S. 2391), which would enhance the Department of Justice’s efforts to combat cyber threats, including distributed denial of service and other botnet attacks.

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ABA Welcomes OCC Regulatory Adjustment Proposal

ABA on Thursday welcomed a proposal from the OCC that would make several regulatory adjustments as part of its efforts under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act to reduce unnecessarily burdensome or outdated banking rules.

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Bankers Urge Congress to Pass HOLA Flexibility Bills

A total of 130 OCC-regulated savings associations signed onto an ABA letter today thanking Congressional leaders for supporting legislation that would allow institutions chartered under the Home Owners’ Loan Act to elect to operate more like banks without having to change their charters -- a key part of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks.

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ABA Calls for Congressional Action to Stall DOL Overtime Proposal

In a letter to ranking members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship yesterday, ABA urged lawmakers to support the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act, a bill that would nullify a proposed rule by the Department of Labor to dramatically increase the salary threshold for employees to be exempt from overtime.

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ABA Brings Banking Industry Message to D.C. Ballpark

Starting tonight, the policymakers, regulatory officials and congressional staffers who attend Washington Nationals home games this summer will see more than a ballgame. They’ll also view messages at Nationals Park that reinforce the importance of the banking industry to America’s communities.

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