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Senators Urge Agencies to Make Volcker Rule Changes

Led by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), seven Republican senators today endorsed efforts to revisit the Volcker Rule and urged the agencies to go beyond their proposed policy changes in making fixes to the complex rule.

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FHFA Proposal Would Align GSEs’ Practices for TBA-Eligible MBS

As Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue moving toward a single security, the Federal Housing Finance Agency today issued a proposed rule directing the GSEs to harmonize their programs, policies and practices that affect the prepayment rates of to-be-announced-eligible mortgage-backed securities.

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Agencies No Longer Enforcing Volcker Rule for Banks Exempt Under S. 2155

As the FDIC board and the OCC today formally proposed the interagency revisions to the Volcker Rule that were unveiled by the Federal Reserve yesterday, the banking agencies are no longer enforcing Volcker for banks and holding companies subject to the exemption under the recently enacted S. 2155 regulatory reform bill.

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