House Advances Consensus Anti-China Reporting Legislation
The House yesterday voted 400-5 to approve H.R. 1156, bipartisan legislation addressing Congress’ China concerns by mandating a new study.
Gruenberg Endorses Bank On Accounts, Notes Continuing Racial Gaps
In remarks today largely devoid of policy implications, Chairman Gruenberg praised Bank On’s impact on financial inclusion, but noted that racial divides still persist as Black and Hispanic households are more likely to be unbanked than White ones at every income level.
IOSCO Aims at Ending Crypto-Market Arbitrage
Advancing global crypto standards, the International Organization of Securities Commissions today released a consultative report on the contentious question of centralized-market regulation with which a joint HFSC/AG Committee process is now wrestling (see Client Report CRYPTO43).
HFSC GOP Blasts GSE Fees, Supports FHLB System
Today’s HFSC hearing with FHFA Director Thompson was largely the LLPA battle we anticipated, with Republicans lambasting recent actions and Democrats tartly responding that Republicans did not know what they were talking about.
Hsu Echoes Gruenberg’s Bank-On Praises
Following Chairman Gruenberg’s remarks earlier today, Acting Comptroller Hsu similarly praised Bank On’s impact on financial inclusion while highlighting racial and income gaps.