Partial rollback of financial reform law on track to pass Senate

Partial rollback of financial reform law on track to pass Senate

Partial rollback of financial reform law on track to pass Senate

The bill raises the threshold of what is considered a big bank in terms of it being critical to the financial system from $50 billion to $250 billion.

And JPMorgan and Citigroup have sought to squeeze other benefits from the bill that could meet resistance in Washington. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, is one of its more outspoken critics, calling it the #BankLobbyistAct on Twitter. Virginia has lost over a quarter of its community banks and almost a third of its credit unions since Dodd-Frank was passed.

Republican efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act, net neutrality and tax rates for corporations have all attracted fierce opposition from Democrats and left-leaning voters.

In its current form, the bill appears to relax what is known as the supplementary leverage ratio for custodian banks - or a financial institution that protects assets like stocks and bonds for another financial firm and doesn't do retail banking.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found that the legislation could increase the chances of another bank bailout.

"But we have to do it with a much smaller base - we only have 10,000 members and 20 employees - adhering to the same regulations that a behemoth like Bank of America has to adhere to", said Lisa Lambrecht, President & CEO of Entrust Financial Credit Union in Henrico County. "That's over one fourth of community banks are gone - and I think a primary reason for that is regulatory fatigue", said Lyn Hayth, President & CEO of the Bank of Botetourt. "We've seen the regulation bleed down".

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The bipartisan bill, authored by Senate Banking Committee chairman Mike Crapo, has the support of 13 moderate Democrats, which given broad Republican backing should be enough to assure passage in the 100-seat chamber.

"This is a moment in time", said Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Democrat of North Dakota.

They include language that would impose mandatory penalties on companies like Equifax when they lose consumer data or prohibit rolling back the rules on any big bank that got more than $1 billion in bailout money after the 2008 crash. The CBO notes that this scenario is unlikely in any given year, but it says the bill makes it more probable. Now, just about 10 years after the financial crisis that destroyed millions of jobs and devastated the country, Republicans want to weaken Dodd-Frank and unleash some of the banks' worst tendencies. "I'm between concerned and alarmed about what my colleagues are doing on weakening bank rules".

"We understand there's going to be divisions in the Democratic caucus", Virginia's Warner said. That means more than two dozen banks would be shielded from some of the Federal Reserve's oversight.

The House passed a more comprehensive financial deregulation bill previous year, but senators are hopeful that the House will accept the bill that they approve with only minor changes. It would also exempt American operations of big foreign banks, like Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and Banco Santander.

"The provisions of the bill, particularly when coupled with the clearly expressed deregulatory agenda of the Trump administration and its key financial regulators, will once again put us on the path of exposing American taxpayers, our financial system, and our economy to significant risk", Phil Angelides, a former chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, said in a statement.

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