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Senate Banking Committee Republicans Ask SEC for More Information on Proposed Climate Disclosure Rules

Republican members on the US Senate Banking Committee have requested more information from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the Commission’s proposal to require reporting companies to disclose their climate impact. In a letter addressed to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, signed by the 12… Read More

Senate Banking Committee: Republicans Propose JOBS Act 4.0 to Boost Entrepreneurship, Access to Capital, Help Retail Investors

The Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee have submitted draft legislation on the 10th Anniversary of the JOBS Act, called JOBS Act 4.0. The JOBS Act of 2012 was the law that created online capital formation or investment crowdfunding. Three exemptions were legalized that enabled… Read More

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Sees No Problem with Private Stablecoins Existing Alongside CBDCs

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell spent much of yesterday testifying in front of the US Senate Banking Committee as part of his nomination process. It is anticipated that Powell will easily be approved by the Committee as well as the full Senate for… Read More

Senate Banking Committee Hearing on Stablecoins. What Did We Learn?

Following the House Financial Services Committee hearing on cryptocurrency last week, the Senate Banking Committee held a related hearing to discuss the stablecoin market. Entitled Stablecoins: How Do They Work, How Are They Used, and What Are Their Risks?, the Senate Banking Committee had a single… Read More

Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen Provides Answers to Senator Toomey’s Questions including Stablecoin Clarification

The Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen has provided responses to questions put forth by Senator Pat Toomey – the ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee. The questions are in follow-up to a recent hearing at the Committee. Yellen, along with Fed Chairman Jerome… Read More

Chair of Senate Banking Committee Sends Letters to Top Stablecoin Issuers

Senator Sherrod Brown, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, has sent a letter to multiple stablecoin issuers and crypto exchanges. The letter was proceeded by a report issued by the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets that addressed stablecoins, published at the beginning of November…. Read More

Senate Hearing for Saule Omarova as Comptroller of the Currency Shows Challenging Path to Approval

  Saule Omarova testified in front of the Senate Banking Committee today and the challenging questions did not just come from Republican members as several Democrats queried the aspiring bank regulator with difficult queries as well. Omarova, a Cornell Law professor born in the former… Read More

Saule Omarova: Approval of Biden Administration’s Pick for Comptroller of the Currency is Looking Dicey

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau under the US Department of Treasury, is the lead bank regulator in the US. Managed by the Comptroller of the Currency, it is a key federal agency in approving or denying national bank… Read More

SEC Chairman Gensler Grilled by Republicans on Senate Banking Committee, Ranking Member Toomey Supports Regulatory Clarity for Crypto

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler marched up to Capitol Hill yesterday to testify in front of the Senate Banking Committee in a hearing entitled “Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission”.  Gensler outlined his ambitions at the SEC in his prepared remarks. While Gensler received… Read More

SEC Chairman Gensler on Crypto Asset Markets: It’s More Like the Wild West, “Rife with Fraud”

Tomorrow (September 14, 2021), SEC Chairman Gary Gensler will testify in front of the Senate Banking Committee. The hearing is a periodic meeting for the Committee and is entitled “Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission”. In prepared testimony, Gensler focuses much attention on investor… Read More

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler to Testify Before Senate Banking Committee, Expect a Lot of Discussion on Fintech, Digital Assets

Next week, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler will testify before the US Senate Banking Committee. The routine hearing is about the “Oversight of the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission,” but you may anticipate a good amount of testimony on issues surround Fintech and,… Read More

Senate Banking Crypto Hearing: Senator Warren Says Crypto is Dangerous for Our Financial System

The Senate Banking Committee held a hearing today on cryptocurrency aptly titled Cryptocurrencies: What are they good for? And as one may anticipate, the questions and support of digital asset innovation largely fell along party lines. For the witnesses, there were representatives from Coin Center, Filecoin,… Read More

US Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing on Crypto Today

The US Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing later this morning entitled Cryptocurrencies: What are they good for? The individuals testifying in front of the Committee include: Professor Angela Walch, Professor of Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law, Research Associate, UCL Centre for… Read More

Senator Sherrod Brown, Chair of Senate Banking Committee, Presses OCC on Crypto Bank Charters Putting Fintech Innovation at Risk

Earlier today, US Senator Sherrod Brown, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee,  issued a statement challenging the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to review federal bank charters approved for digital asset firms. In the last year of the Trump Administration, the OCC… Read More

Policy Proposal to Boost Economic Growth Includes Online Capital Formation, Digital Assets and More

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Earlier this year, Senator Pat Toomey, the ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued a call for policy proposals that could boost economic growth. Key policy moves designed to generate more jobs and improve prosperity are always needed – even more so on the… Read More

Gensler’s and Chopra’s Nominations to SEC and CFPB Move to Full Senate for Vote

Last week, the Senate Banking Committee voted to 14-10 to move forward with Gary Gensler’s nomination as the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. On the same day, the vote was taken on Rohit Chopra and his nomination as Director of the Consumer Financial… Read More

Senate Banking Committee Hearing: “Who Wins on Wall Street? GameStop, Robinhood, and the State of Retail Investing”

The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing today on the GameStop/Reddit/Robinhood saga entitled; “Who Wins on Wall Street? GameStop, Robinhood, and the State of Retail Investing.” The hearing is scheduled to commence at 10AM. The hearing will review the concerted effort by individuals chatting on… Read More

Nomination Hearing Today for Gary Gensler for SEC Chairman, in Prepared Remarks Gensler States: “Markets—and technology—are always changing. Our rules have to change along with them”

Gary Gensler, selected by President Joe Biden to become the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is having his nomination hearing today in the Senate Banking Committee. If approved, Gensler will take the helm of the Commission and perhaps see it through a… Read More

Call to Action: Senate Banking Committee Member Requests Proposals to Boost Economic Growth, Capital Formation

Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey has issued a request for proposals to help foster economic growth and capital formation. The proposal may end up as legislation that is designed to increase economic growth and job creation. Senator Toomey stated: “I am announcing this… Read More

Never Waste a Crisis: Incoming Chairman of Senate Banking Committee to Hold Hearing on GameStop – Reddit Phenomenon

  Senator Sherrod Brown, the incoming Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, will be holding a hearing on the GameStop – Reddit phenomenon, according to a tweet. Senator Brown said it was time for the SEC and Congress to make the economy work for everyone… Read More

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