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Economy

The House Financial Services Committee today held a hearing on the Financial Choice Act, Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) sweeping, 600-page bill aimed at reforming parts of the Dodd-Frank Act’s extensive supervisory regime and providing regulatory relief for banks.

Community Banking

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) today released the latest legislative text of his Financial Choice Act, a 600-page bill aimed at rolling back and reforming parts of the Dodd-Frank Act’s extensive supervisory regime, as well as providing regulatory relief for banks of all sizes.

Economy

In a joint letter to House leadership today, ABA, along with 793 banks and 49 state associations, urged Congress to include a repeal of the Durbin Amendment in financial reform legislation this year.

Compliance and Risk

Under the Durbin Amendment, card networks cannot require merchants to allow debit cardholders to choose EMV chip application when one application routes to a single network, according to a Q&A added on Wednesday to the Federal Reserve’s Regulation II frequently asked questions page.

Newsbytes

The House Financial Services Committee today approved the Financial Choice Act, a major regulatory reform bill introduced by committee chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas). It passed by a vote of 30 to 26, with no Democrats voting in favor and one Republican, Bruce Poliquin of Maine, voting against as well.

Legal

An appellate court today rejected the settlement in which Visa, MasterCard and credit card-issuing major banks agreed to pay $6.05 billion to settle a long-running lawsuit by retailers alleging the violation of antitrust laws in setting credit card interchange fees.