Bowman Blasts Barr

In another public sign of a growing FRB divide, Gov. Bowman early this morning followed Gov. Waller in taking strong issue with what would otherwise appear to be Board policy.

Fed Nominees Face Tough Confirmation Fight

In response to President Biden’s nomination of Philip Jefferson for Fed Vice Chair and Dr. Adriana Kugler and Lisa Cook to Fed Governor seats, Democrats have voiced strong support while Republicans are biding their time on nominations sure to prove controversial.

GOP Presses Broader FDIC, FRB Backstops

Picking up on the FDIC’s report (see Client Report DEPOSITINSURANCE119), Republicans have introduced legislation to provide limited coverage for transaction accounts and address other issues raised by recent events.

FRB-NY: SVB, Signature are 1930s Redux

Following on its post yesterday regarding changing bank-funding sources, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York today argues that the concentrated, uninsured deposit bases at SVB and SBNY are directly comparable to those of small rural banks in the 1930s.

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