Lawmakers Push Vote on Spending Bill; SEC Funding Boosted
Lawmakers avert shutdown with a deal late Tuesday, but critics call it a “stealth attack on financial reform.”
Senator Says Spending Bill Ready Soon, Vows to Fight Social Security Cutters
Senate Appropriations head Barbara Mikulski sees the incoming GOP-controlled Congress as likely to reduce the number of Social Security field offices.
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.
House Appropriations OKs Smaller SEC Budget Boost Despite Complaints
Committee votes to give the SEC a $50 million budget boost, not the $350 million requested by Obama.
Senate Panel Okays 33% SEC Budget Hike, Setting Up House Tussle
The Senate Appropriations Committee approves 33% SEC budget increase, or $353 million, setting up a battle with the House, which only seeks a $50 million increase. At stake could be more RIA examiners.
11 Key Congressional Committees for Advisors to Worry About
As the election approaches, not just the White House and Congress are in play, but also control of congressional committees important to advisors and others in the financial services sector.
SRO Bill May See July Vote; SEC Gets Glint of Hope for Extra Funds
Despite the fact that a late June markup of Rep. Spencer Bachus’ SRO bill was delayed, he still “intends to move the bill forward through committee,” says Dan Barry of FPA.
In Switch, Bachus Backs More SEC Funds for Dodd-Frank
Increased funding for the Securities and Exchange Commission is likely on its way. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said during a hearing on Thursday.