Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee today, Saule Omarova—President Biden’s nominee to serve as the next comptroller of the currency—faced tough questions from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle about her views on banking, including her opposition to the bipartisan S. 2155 regulatory reform law that was championed by the American Banking Association.
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The OCC will take a “serious look” at certain bank decisions not to lend to oil and gas projects in the Arctic, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks said in a letter to Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) last week.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) yesterday expressed reservations about the American Bankers Association-supported SAFE Banking Act, which was passed by a strong bipartisan vote in the House earlier this year. I
Months after the Trump administration ended Operation Choke Point — an Obama-era policy that sought to curtail disfavored businesses by working through regulators to pressure banks into ending customer relationships — a group of 13 Republican members of the Senate Banking Committee wrote to FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams calling on the FDIC ensure that these practices are discontinued.
Although the Justice Department has ended its controversial “Operation Choke Point” initiative, the House tonight overwhelmingly passed a bill that would prevent it from being resurrected.
The House Financial Services Committee today advanced eight ABA-backed regulatory reform bills, including several that ABA and the state bankers associations have long championed as part of ABA’s Blueprint for Growth.
In advance of the House Financial Services Committee’s plans to vote on several regulatory reform bills tomorrow and Friday, ABA today sent a memo to committee members outlining the association’s support for 10 bills on the agenda.
In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) yesterday, a Department of Justice official formally confirmed that the agency has ended the controversial Operation Choke Point initiative, which under the Obama administration sought to curtail legal but politically disfavored businesses by working through bank regulators to pressure financial institutions to end customer relationships with those businesses.
A group of Republican lawmakers wrote to the heads of the Department of Justice, Federal Reserve and OCC today asking them to clarify their position on the DOJ’s Operation Choke Point, an Obama-era policy that seeks to curtail disfavored businesses by working through regulators to pressure banks to end customer relationships.
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.