Sen. Hatch’s 2015 Priority: Torpedo DOL Fiduciary Efforts
Sen. Orrin Hatch, who will take over as Finance Committee chairman, says he will reintroduce his SAFE Act, which halts DOL’s fiduciary overhaul.
House Renews Tax Extenders Through End of 2014
Rep. Camp of Michigan condemned “legislating on a temporary basis” as a “terrible way to make tax policy” before the House passed the measure.
Even Congress Doesn’t Like the Tax Plan It’s Ready to Pass
Lawmakers, about to pass a short-term deal on tax extenders, know what they’re doing is bad policy. And they’re doing it anyway.
Lawmakers Air Concerns About DOL Fiduciary Redraft
Lawmakers air concerns about the upcoming DOL fiduciary redraft release, lay out plans to ensure next Congress keeps the current retirement planning tax incentives intact
Lobbyists Gear Up to Prod New Congress on User Fees, Retirement, Cybersecurity
The IAA, for one, sees an opportunity to gain Republican support for an SEC user-fees bill.
6 Questions for Sen. Hatch on Retirement and the Election
In an interview, Sen. Orrin Hatch, on deck to head the Senate Finance Committee, talks about the prospects of his SAFE Retirement Act and more.
New DOL Fiduciary Rule Before Obama Leaves Office? Maybe Not
The neverending speculation about when DOL might finally issue a redefined fiduciary standard came up once again this week at the SPARK Institute conference.
Lots of Testimony, Much Dissent on Retirement Fixes
Senate Finance hears plenty of suggestions (including from John Bogle) for boosting savings, but also that the idea of a retirement crisis is overblown.
Treasury, IRS Issue New Guidance to Curb Corporate Tax Inversions
The Treasury Department and IRS issued guidance late Monday to reduce the tax benefits of corporate inversions.
Warren Buffett Talks to Senators Sometimes
Warren Buffett spoke to Sen. Orrin Hatch before investing in the Tim Hortons/Burger King deal. This is the sort of conversation legislators should be having.