Tag Archives: regulatory burden

House Passes Bill Expanding 18-Month Exam Cycle Eligibility

In unanimous votes, the House last night passed two bills consistent with ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks. H.R. 1553, introduced by Reps. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.), Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) and Andy Barr (R-Ky.), would raise the asset threshold for qualifying for the 18-month exam cycle from $500 million to $1 billion.

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This Week: Tweet Your Senators for #RegRelief Action

Building on the success of last week’s phone-your-senator push, this week ABA is encouraging all bankers to tweet their senators urging them to support S. 1484, Sen. Richard Shelby’s regulatory relief package for banks and their customers.

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Yellen: Banks Need ‘Tailored’ Regulation

In her opening remarks for the St. Louis Fed’s third annual Community Banking Research and Policy Conference, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen emphasized the importance of tailored regulation of banks with different asset bases and business models.

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‘Take Your Lawmaker to Work Week’ Kicks Off Today

Today marks the start of Take Your Lawmaker to Work Week, when bankers host members of Congress in their banks. To date, more than 100 bankers have registered to host visits and nearly 200 members of Congress have been invited to a local bank.

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