The Third Rail of American Politics Is Live
The Congressional Budget Office's economic outlook for the next 10 years, released in late January, found that the federal deficit will balloon to 4% of GDP by 2025 from 2.8% today, thanks in large part to entitlement programs like Social Security.
FSI Boosts Lobbying on Federal, State Levels
With 10 staffers working the federal and state beats—and three more to be hired this year—the FSI is flexing its advocacy muscles.
Obama’s $4 Trillion Budget Sets Up Tax Fight With Congress
The budget would raise taxes on corporations and top earners, spend more on infrastructure and housing, and stabilize, but not eliminate, the annual budget deficit.
What a GOP Senate Takeover Means for Dodd-Frank, CFPB, User Fees
AEI's Peter Wallison and others weigh in on what advisors can expect now that Republicans have dominated the midterms.
MetLife SIFI Designation Imminent
In designating MetLife at this time, the FSOC would be ignoring the House Financial Services Committee.
House Passes Legislation to Encourage Charitable Giving
The America Gives More Act would make three expired "tax extenders" permanent and has two other provisions.
House Bar on SEC Fiduciary Rule Likely DOA in Senate
It's “unlikely that the Senate will agree” to prohibit the SEC from making a uniform fiduciary rule, says IAA's David Tittsworth.
Rep. Bachus Backs Waters' User-Fees Bill
Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., agreed Thursday to co-sponsor a bill to allow the SEC to collect user fees to help boost advisor exams.
Advisory Industry Wants More Exams (and Will Pay for Them, Too)
On IAA's annual lobbying day, the industry has “a very unusual message" for Congress, TD Ameritrade's Skip Schweiss told ThinkAdvisor.
Rep. McHenry Hopes to Restart Crowdfunding With New Bill
Proposed legislation is designed to increase amounts to be raised by crowdfunding and cut red tape while retaining investor protections.