Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Virginia, ranking member of the Committee and one of the 14 Democrats to vote no on the resolution, said the markup session to pass the resolution was rushed, and claimed it was the shortest time span ever between a regulation’s finalization and the initiation of a resolution to stop it, citing the Congressional Research Services.
The resolution now moves to a House vote.
At the NAPA 401(k) Summit, head Brian Graff focused on the impact of the DOL fiduciary rule on advisors.
The Senate is also expected to vote on a companion resolution. If and when it passes both chambers, President Obama is expected to veto it.
That the resolution failed to attract any support from Democrats in the markup session is indicative of the difficulty Republicans will have in overriding a Presidential veto, which will require a two-thirds majority in both chambers of Congress.
Last year, scores of Democrats voiced concerns over the proposed version of the fiduciary rule.
In today’s markup session, Rep. John Kline, R-Minnesota and chair of the committee, referenced those concerns, suggesting the effort to stop implementation of the final rule was bipartisan.
Jared Polis, D-Colo., a committee member and one of those Democrats to voice concerns over the rule’s proposed version, was among the members to vote no on the resolution.