Senate Dems Frame FRB-Nomination Demands
In conjunction with a bill spearheaded by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), Banking Chairman Brown (D-OH) joined other Democrats yesterday in introducing S. 496, legislation to require that the Federal Reserve Board have a governor dedicated to worker interests much as the seat now held by Gov. Bowman is by law required to focus on community-bank considerations. The measure was also introduced in the last Congress and was then as now intended more to send a signal to the White House about the candidates Senate Banking will view with the greatest favor rather than as a serious effort to change the law.
Swiss Bank Role In SEC Crypto Action Sure To Hike Pressure On Banking Agencies
We draw to your attention the reference to a Swiss bank in the SEC’s enforcement order against Terraform Labs and its founder, Do Kwon. Although criticized today by Republicans as an example of the SEC’s prior regulatory failures, the order itself is unsurprising given that Mr. Kwon is a fugitive and the algorithmic stablecoin’s collapse shocked previously complacent crypto markets and regulators. The SEC’s order says only that $100 million was illegally transferred into a “Swiss bank,” not naming the institution.