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House Committee on Financial Services Schedules Hearing on FTX Disaster

The House Committee on Financial Services has announced a hearing on the failure of FTX and its affiliated entities. The announcement was bipartisan in nature as the current Chair of the Committee, Maxine Waters, was joined by Ranking Member Patrick McHenry in announcing the hearing… Read More

Shotgun Wedding. Following News that Binance will Acquire FTX, Representative Patrick McHenry Says Congressional Action Needed

Following the news that Binance will acquire FTX.com due to liquidity problems, Congressman Patrick McHenry, the ranking Republican member on the House Committee on Financial Services, has issued a statement that there is a need for Congressional action. McHenry has long been supportive of Fintech… Read More

Representative McHenry Asks House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters to Convene a Hearing With SEC Chair

Representatives Patrick McHenry and Bill Huizenga have sent a letter to Representative Maxine Waters asking the Chair of the House Financial Services Committee to convene a hearing in November with SEC Chair Gary Gensler. McHenry is the Ranking Republican on the House Financial Services Committee… Read More

House Republicans Tell Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to Ensure Bank, Fintech Partnerships

All financial services will eventually be Fintech services, but some traditional financial firms struggle to become digitally native. Traditional banks, typically smaller ones, fall into this category. Most of these smaller banks have purchased services from Fintechs, thus providing modern platforms – others have partnered… Read More

House Digital Asset Working Group Led by Representative McHenry, Send Letter to Department of Justice Inquiring About CBDCs and Need for Legislation

Representative Patrick McHenry, ranking Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, along with Representative French Hill and members of the Republican Digital Asset Working Group, have sent a letter to the US Department of Justice requesting an assessment on whether or not legislation is needed… Read More

Today: Hearing on Megabanks at House Committee on Financial Services

As was previously announced the House Financial Services Committee will be holding a hearing tomorrow (September 21st) entitled “Holding Megabanks Accountable: Oversight of America’s Largest Consumer Facing Banks.”  The largest banks in the US will each have CEOs participating in the hearing, including: Jamie Dimon,… Read More

Financial Services Subcommittee Hearing to Review Alternative Payment Systems and Security Impacts

The House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy will convene a hybrid hearing entitled, “Under the Radar: Alternative Payment Systems and the National Security Impacts of Their Growth.” According to the hearing memo, alternative payment systems can operate independently… Read More

Big Bank CEOs to Testify at House Committee on Financial Services, Dimon, Moynihan, Others to Discuss Accountability

Chair of the House Committee on Financial Services, Maxine Waters has announced the witnesses expected to testify in front of a hearing on “Holding Megabanks Accountable: Oversight of America’s Largest Consumer Facing Banks.”  The witnesses on the list contain most of the biggest names in… Read More

House Committee on Financial Services Announces September Hearings, Stablecoins Markup on Deck

Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, has posted the calendar for September hearings with several topics of note on the list. On Tuesday, September 20 at 10 a.m. ET, the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy will meet… Read More

Maxine Waters, Chair of House Committee on Financial Services, Sends Letter to Equifax Demanding Answers on Bogus Credit Scores

Chair of the House Committee on Financial Services, Maxine Waters, has sent a letter to Equifax demanding to know how they managed to distribute bogus credit scores. Representative Waters issued the following statement on the debacle: “I am alarmed at recent news reporting that for… Read More

House Committee on Financial Services June Agenda Includes Hearing on “Tech Bro Culture”

The House Committee on Financial Services has posted its calendar for the month of June. Of interest is a hearing scheduled by the Task Force on Financial Technology (Fintech) addressing the topic of “Tech Bro Culture.” Entitled “Combatting Tech Bro Culture: Understanding Obstacles to Investments… Read More

Here is Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard’s Prepared Statement on CBDCs Presented to House Committee on Financial Services

Below is the prepared statement issued by Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard published in advance of the House Committee on Financial Services hearing scheduled for later today. As was previously reported, Brainard will review the topic of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and the potential… Read More

Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard to Testify at House Committee on Financial Services Hearing on CBCDs

Lael Brainard, the Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors at the US Federal Reserve, will testify today at the House Committee on Financial Services on the hot topic of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). The Fed is currently researching the viability of a digital dollar… Read More

US House Committee on Financial Services May Agenda: Regtech and AI, Plus CBDCs

The US House Committee on Financial Services has distributed its May Committee schedule. Several hearings of note are on the list. First, on May 11th at 10 AM ET, the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets will convene for a hybrid hearing entitled,… Read More

Today: House Committee on Financial Services Hearing on FinCEN plus Fintech Task Force to Discuss Mobile Banking, Payments

The House Committee on Financial Services has a busy day planned. Frist, a full Committee hearing is scheduled to address “Oversight of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network”  or FinCEN. FinCEN is the enforcement arm of the US Department of Treasury. Himamauli “Him” Das, Acting Director… Read More

House Committee on Financial Services Hearing Brings CFPB Director Rohit Chopra to the Hill

Rohit Chopra, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will visit with the House Committee on Financial Services tomorrow (April 27) for the semi-annual report on the CFPB. Included in the Hearing Memo, among other items, is the topic of “Responding to Emerging… Read More

April House Committee on Financial Services Hearings Include: CFPB, FINCEN, Mobile Banking and Payments

The House Committee on Financial Services has distributed its calendar of hearings for the month of April.  While subject to change, there are several topics of interest that may involve the Fintech sector. On April 27, the Committee will engage with the Consumer Financial Protection… Read More

This Week: House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Stock Exchanges

This coming Wednesday, March 30, 2022, the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, will hold a hearing on “Oversight of America’s Stock Exchanges: Examining Their Role in Our Economy.” The Subcommittee is part of the House Committee on Financial Services. According to the… Read More

House Committee on Financial Services Updates on March Hearings: AI, Stock Exchanges, and Consumer Protection on the Roster [u]

The House Committee on Financial Services has updated its schedule of hearings for the month of March. Next week, for Fintech insiders there will be several hearings of interest as follows: March 30 at 10:00 AM ET: The Task Force on Artificial Intelligence will convene… Read More

House Hearing Addresses Stablecoins and Regulation, Consensus May Emerge on Legislation

Earlier this week, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on stablecoins or digital assets tied to fiat currency. The Hearing was driven by the recent report by the President’s Working Group (PWG) on Financial Markets. While stablecoins are not (yet) systemically worrisome,… Read More

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