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BPC Congratulates Jay Powell on Confirmation

Finance / Press Release January 24, 2018

Chairman Powell is the right person at the right time to guide our nation’s monetary policy and ensure the soundness of our financial institutions.

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Treasury Insurance Regulation Report Includes Positive Steps, More to Do

Ashmi Sheth, Justin Schardin, John Soroushian / Blog December 7, 2017

The U.S. Treasury Department made a series of recommendations in its recent report including highlighting opportunities for insurance regulatory reform.

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The Debt Limit at 100

Economy / Research March 15, 2017

The debt limit has been around for a century, but many years have passed since a serious discussion was held over its efficacy.

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Financial Regulators Struggling with Longer Vacancies at the Top

Finance / Research March 9, 2017

Long-running vacancies have become more common at independent financial regulatory agencies charged with overseeing the financial system.

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Time for a Post-Financial Crisis Review

Justin Schardin / Blog February 7, 2017

President Trump’s executive order provides a basis for improvements to financial regulation if it is approached with a focus on evidence over ideology.

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Trump Can Remake Most Financial Regulatory Agencies

Justin Schardin / Blog December 7, 2016

Amid the uncertainty of timing, Trump’s appointments will have a major impact on the future of the post-crisis financial regulatory structure.

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The House GOP Alternative to the Federal Insurance Office

Justin Schardin / Blog October 5, 2016

The legislation would create a new office that would be both less powerful, and in some ways more independent, than the two entities it would succeed.

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Four Takeaways from the Fed’s Proposed Stress Test Changes

Michael Carlson / Blog September 28, 2016

The proposal would raise the regulatory burden on the eight most systemically important U.S. banks, especially compared to the large regional banks.

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Fed Sends Three Clear Messages With Insurance Capital Proposal

Justin Schardin / Blog June 8, 2016

Insurance companies had been regulated almost exclusively by state insurance departments until Dodd-Frank, which created FSOC’s designation authority.

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Will Court Ruling Push Fed to Act on Marijuana Policy?

Kristofer Readling / Blog March 3, 2016

The case strengthens the ability of regional Federal Reserve Banks to independently decide whether marijuana businesses will have access to the financial system.

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