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Sen. Brian Schatz (D- Hawaii) and Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill.) introduced legislation today that would direct the Federal Reserve to subject large banks to stress tests to measure their resilience to climate-related financial risks. Schatz previously introduced the bill in the last Congress.

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Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) and Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) today introduced a new bill, the No Red and Blue Banks Act, that would prohibit the General Services Administration from “awarding contracts to certain insured depository institutions that avoid doing business with certain companies that are engaged in lawful commerce based solely on social policy considerations.”

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Neither the Federal Housing Finance Agency or the banking industry “currently have the expertise to recommend or make changes to enhance the supervisory and regulatory framework” of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks with regard to climate-related factors, ABA said in a letter to FHFA today.

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The Treasury Department today announced a new climate policy strategy intended to “bring to bear the full force of [Treasury] on domestic and international policymaking, leveraging finance and financial risk mitigation to confront the threat of climate change.”

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