Tag Archives: municipal finance

ABA Seeks Additional Tweak to MSRB Rule Exception

In comments filed with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board this week, ABA welcomed the MSRB’s acknowledgement of ABA concerns about its Rule G-34(a) amendment and reiterated the need for specific regulatory language.

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House Passes ABA-Backed Liquidity Bill

The House today passed H.R. 1624, a bipartisan, ABA-backed bill that would expand banks’ ability to count municipal securities as high-quality liquid assets under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio.

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House Passes ABA-Advocated Liquidity Bill

The House today agreed by voice vote to pass H.R. 2209. The bill, which is part of ABA's Agenda for America's Hometown Banks, would further expand the ability of banks to count municipal securities as high-quality liquid assets under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio.

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ABA-Advocated Bills to Get Committee Vote This Week

The House Financial Services Committee is expected to vote this week on several bipartisan bills that are part of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks. H.R. 1309, introduced by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) with 112 bipartisan co-sponsors, would eliminate the automatic designation of banks as systemically important based solely on asset size, recognizing that regulators should consider many different components of risk.

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