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A Simple Fix to Maintain FSOC’s Insurance Expertise

Justin Schardin / Blog May 16, 2017

Dodd-Frank does not include many of the details that are defined for the other voting members of FSOC, including anything on the Independent Member’s specific duties.

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Trump, Congress Set Sights on H-1B Visa Reforms

Lazaro Zamora / Blog April 19, 2017

President Donald Trump recently signed a new executive order (EO), “Buy American and Hire American,” that proposes changes to the H-1B Specialty Occupations temporary worker program.

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Financial Reform Must-Reads, April 29

Finance / Blog April 29, 2016

BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative highlights news articles, papers and other important work which illuminate current and new thinking within financial regulation.

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Powerball’s Responsible Younger Sibling

Kenneth Megan, Shai Akabas / Blog January 13, 2016

Not to be a downer, but other than for the winner(s), the lottery represents a black hole into which millions of Americans are throwing away their savings.

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What We’re Reading in Financial Regulatory Reform, July 2

Finance / Blog July 2, 2015

BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative highlights news articles, papers and other important work which illuminate current and new thinking within financial regulation.

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Not Far to Look: Fed’s Newest President Searched, Found Himself

Finance / News June 3, 2015

Patrick Harker, who takes over July 1 as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, had some advantages over his rivals for the job.

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BPC Applauds Alternative Regulatory Reform Package Proposed by Senator Brown

Finance / Press Release May 20, 2015

While observers fear the markup will be a partisan battle, BPC believes that there is ample room for Democrats and Republicans on to find common ground.

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The Biggest Banks Aren’t Ready to Shrink

Finance / News March 5, 2015

New rules give big banks an incentive to shrink their balance sheets. But for most, massiveness remains part of the business plan.

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114th Congress: Let’s Get to Work

Governance / Blog January 12, 2015

BPC has compiled a list of “doable items” that Congress can tackle on a bipartisan basis. Taking action on these bills could go a long way to reinvigorating the legislative process.

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Lotteries with No Losers Have the Green Light

Economy / Blog December 15, 2014

The American Savings Promotion Act, which will allow banks to offer depositors lottery entries (in lieu of interest) in “Prize-Linked Savings” accounts, passed the Senate by unanimous consent earlier this week and is now headed for President Obama’s desk.

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