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.
Funds as SIFIs Would Be ‘Too Burdened to Succeed’: ICI Chief
“It would not take much of a "SIFI premium" to increase the fees of these funds significantly,” says ICI's Paul Schott Stevens.
Grieving Clients, Sensitive Advisors
Communication with the bereaved is an increasingly important advisory skill.
Friedman: Senate Control Within GOP’s Reach, but Tea Party Could Weaken Grasp
Republicans' prospects for retaking the Senate and White House could fade if the party tilts too far right, says Washington Update's Andy Friedman.
8 Tax Evaders Who Should’ve Known Better
The lineup of tax dodgers includes a vice president, a U.S. treasurer and a federal judge.
House Passes $1.1 Trillion Government Budget
Lawmakers voted 359-67 to send the measure to the Senate, which is set to pass it later this week.
Taxing Matters for the New Year
Two lawmakers struck a two-year budget deal in mid-December, just days shy of the budget conference committee’s Dec. 13 deadline to find a way to keep the government running beyond the expiration of the current continuing resolution (CR) on Jan. 15.
Government Shutdown Ends, Debt Default Averted
Federal employees began returning to work on Thursday after the legislation passed both houses of Congress late Wednesday and was signed into law by President Barack Obama just after midnight.