Senate Banking Chief Johnson Announces Retirement
Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, announced Tuesday that he would not run for re-election when his term ends in 2014.
Senate Banking's Shelby Floats Cost-Benefit Bill
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., ranking GOP member on the Senate Banking Committee, introduced a bill on Thursday that requires financial regulators, like the SEC, to provide rigorous and consistent economic analyses on new rules they propose.
Is Inflation on the Way? Advisor Briefing for the Week of May 9, 2011
Top market-moving news this week: measures of inflation, along with multiple congressional hearings.
SEC and the Fiduciary Study: Politics and the Fiduciary Standard
For a moment in fall 2009, it seemed that the Democratically controlled U.S. House of Representatives and Senate would duel over who could pass a stronger fiduciary standard.
Dodd-Frank Slowdown Would Not Ease SEC's Budget Woes, Schapiro Tells Senate
SEC chief refutes Senate Republicans' claim that putting the brakes on approving Dodd-Frank rule proposals with a more "rigorous" analysis would save the SEC money.
Senate Republicans Urge Slowdown of Dodd-Frank Rules
Republican senators want to extend the comment periods on rule proposals and conduct more “rigorous” analysis on those rules—including one on putting brokers under a fiduciary standard of care.
Sen. Tim Johnson Lays Out Senate Banking Committee's Agenda
Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, says that among his Committee’s top oversight issues for the 112th Congress will be: the Dodd-Frank Act and SEC funding.
SEC and the Fiduciary Study, Part II: Politics and the Fiduciary Standard
How financial services reform took a circuitous route that resulted in the compromise reform legislation known as Dodd Frank and the Jan. 22 SEC report to Congress.
Outlook 2011, Regulation & Legislation: Advisors Brace for Dodd-Frank, New Committee Chairmen
Implementation of Dodd-Frank, new congressional chairmen and scores of compliance chores will keep advisors busy throughout the New Year.
Senate Banking Committee Confers on New Fed Governor
The Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will meet Tuesday to discuss the Dr. Peter A. Diamond's nomination to the Board of Governors to the Federal Reserve.