DOL Not Budging on Fiduciary Rule Comment Period
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says that the current timeline, including a hearing and another chance to comment, is "a long time."
Lining Washington's Pockets to the Tune of $1.4 Billion
Wall Street banks and other financial services groups poured large sums of money into Washington during the 2013–2014 campaign cycle, spending more than $1.4 billion to influence decision making in the nation's capital.
Sen. Shelby, NY Comptroller Enter Fiduciary Debate
The Senate Banking chairman says "We'll look at" DOL's fiduciary redraft. Meanwhile, the New York City comptroller pushes for a fiduciary law in the state.
Wall Street’s 15 Biggest Spenders on Lobbying in Washington
Wall Street banks, financial services firms and trade associations spent $1.4 billion in the 2013-2014 election cycle, according to Americans for Financial Reform.
GOP Lawmakers: DOL Should Wait Its Turn on Fiduciary
SEC, not DOL, is the agency responsible for writing fiduciary rules for broker-dealers, the Senate and House appropriations chairmen tell the White House.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vows to Use ‘Every Tool’ Against DOL Fiduciary Plan
Meanwhile, ex-EBSA chief Brad Campbell hopes the plan won't block investors from receiving IRA rollover advice.
Chamber of Commerce Raises Concerns With DOL Fiduciary Redraft
Top execs at U.S. Chamber of Commerce lay out their concerns about new rules affecting prohibited transaction exemptions, rollovers and IRAs.
Key Congressional Committees Get New Leaders
The start of the new GOP-controlled Congress brings with it new faces to key congressional committees that hold sway over a variety of issues impacting advisors.
Obama Signals Support for DOL Fiduciary Redraft
As both sides gird for battle over the DOL measure, expected to be released any day now, the White House appears ready to lend support.
Obama’s State of the Union Financial Proposals Draw Praise, Criticism
Industry trade groups and lawmakers were quick to weigh in on Obama's plans, or lack thereof, on cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, taxes and entitlement reform.