The House Financial Services Committee will mark up on Wednesday Rep. Ann Wagner’s bill to repeal the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule, the Protecting Advice for Small Savers Act of 2017, H.R. 3857.
Wagner’s bill establishes a best-interest standard for broker-dealers, and as she said in recent comments, repeals Labor’s rule, “period. Full stop. And it gets the Department of Labor out of the broker-dealer space.”
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton told House lawmakers on Oct. 4 that the agency is working on its own fiduciary rule and that “a lot of the themes that you outlined [in the PASS Act] are the themes that I have.”
Other bills to be marked up by the committee on Oct. 11 include:
H.R. 3758, the Senior Safe Act of 2017
H.R. 1585, to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to codify certain qualifications of individuals as accredited investors for purposes of the securities laws.