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Before Adjourning, US Congress Adopts Budget With Dodd-Frank Amendments; Fails To Pass Terrorism Risk Insurance Legislation

Before the 113th Congress adjourned on December 16, Congress adopted the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, which ensures the federal government operates with budget certainty until September...more

12/19/2014 - Appropriations Bill Banks Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Budget Push-Out Requirements Section 716 Terrorism Insurance TRIA

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Status and Financial Services Issues

On June 17, 2013, President Obama, European Council President Van Rompuy and European Commission President Barroso agreed to open negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. Since then,...more

12/19/2014 - Barack Obama Contract Negotiations European Commission Negotiations TTIP

Reinsurance Newsletter - December 2014

In This Issue: - Recent Case Summaries - Recent Regulatory Developments - Recent Speeches and Publications - Excerpt from Recent Case Summaries: Seventh Circuit Holds FSIA Overrides State Statute...more

12/2/2014 - Arbitration FSIA Reinsurance Third-Party Risk

2014 Mid-Term Congressional Elections Analysis - What To Expect From The 114th Congress In The Run Up To The 2016 Presidential...

In This Issue: -Introduction -Appropriations/Budget -Defense And National Security -Education Policy -Energy And The Environment -Financial Services -Food And Agriculture Policy -Healthcare...more

11/6/2014 - Election Results Legislative Agendas

Financial Regulatory Agencies Adopt Final Risk Retention Rules, Causing Changes To Mortgage and Securitization Practices

On October 21 and 22, 2014, six federal regulatory agencies jointly adopted a final rule implementing certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) designed to require...more

10/31/2014 - ABS Asset-Backed Securities Dodd-Frank Fannie Mae Federal Reserve Final Rules Freddie Mac Mortgage-Backed Securities Risk Retention SEC

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - GAO expected to release Report on Big Banks - On Thursday, July 31, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is expected to release a long awaited report on funding advantages of the...more

7/30/2014 - Banking Sector Banks CFTC Congressional Investigations & Hearings FOMC FSOC Funding GAO Information Reports MetLife Money Market Funds SEC Senate Banking Committee SIFIs

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Senate to vote on TRIA reauthorization bill, Federal Reserve Membership - This week, the Senate is expected to consider a bill (S. 2244) that would reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance...more

7/17/2014 - Banking Sector Banks Congressional Investigations & Hearings Federal Reserve FHA Housing Finance Reform Legislative Agendas Mortgage Insurance Terrorism Insurance TRIA

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - House To Vote On CFTC Reauthorization Bill - This week, the House is expected to debate and vote on the reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) through September...more

6/25/2014 - Banks CFTC Cross-Border Financial Regulatory Reform FSOC OCC Swaps Volcker Rule

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

This Week’s Hearings: - Tuesday, February 11: The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” The Honorable Janet Yellen will testify at the hearing for...more

2/10/2014 - CFTC Federal Reserve FSOC Legislative Agendas SEFs

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

Congress Examines A Series of Regulatory Reports - Last week, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing to explore the annual report and oversight of the Department of Treasury’s Office...more

2/3/2014 - CFPB Financial Regulatory Reform Legislative Agendas OFR

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

Congress Releases Volcker Fix Bills - House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Representative Shelley Moore Capito, and four other House Republicans introduced the “Fairness for Community Job Creators...more

1/13/2014 - FSB Legislative Agendas SEC Volcker Rule

Federal Insurance Office Releases Long-Awaited Report

On December 12, 2013, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) released its report on “How to Modernize and Improve the System of Insurance Regulation in the United States” (FIO Report). The FIO Report was mandated by the...more

12/17/2013 - Federal Insurance Office Insurance Regulations NAIC

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

SENATE VOTE ON FED CHAIR EXPECTED THIS WEEK - The Senate is expected to hold a vote on the confirmation of Ms. Janet Yellen to be Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors this week. In addition to pushing for a...more

12/16/2013 - Congressional Nominations Federal Insurance Office Federal Reserve Housing Finance Reform Legislative Agendas

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

Swaps Push Out and Fiduciary Duty Bills Likely To Get A House Vote This Week - Two important bills are expected to be voted on by the House this week. The first is the commonly known “swaps push out” bill or H.R. 992....more

10/28/2013 - Anti-Money Laundering Crowdfunding Federal Reserve FSOC SEC Swaps

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

Legislative Activity - This Week’s Hearings: Thursday, October 24: The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Governments Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) will hold a hearing titled “Legislation to...more

10/21/2013 - CFPB Financial Services Committee

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Terrorism Risk Insurance Reauthorization Gets Congress’ Attention - Last week the House Financial Services Committee addressed the issue of reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance...more

9/23/2013 - FACI FSOC SIFIs Terrorism Insurance TRIA

Capital Thinking - Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - This Week’s Hearings: Tuesday, September 10: The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing on the nominations of Ms. Wanda Felton to be First Vice President of the Export-Import...more

9/13/2013 - CFPB FDIC FSOC Nominations Political Appointments Senate Banking Committee

Capital Thinking Update - July 22, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 23. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected to renew his motion to proceed on the FY 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban...more

7/22/2013 - Appropriation Act CFPB CMS Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity DHS Dodd-Frank E-Rates EHR EPA ESEA Farm Bill FCC FERC FSB FSOC Higher Education Act Infrastructure Interest Rates Mobile Apps Mobile Payments Offshore Drilling PCBs Richard Cordray SEC Student Loans TRIA

Financial Services in Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Inclusion of Financial Services in TTIP Negotiations - As a result of continuing challenges to economic growth, the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) have agreed to launch negotiations for a Transatlantic...more

7/7/2013 - CFTC Commodities Cross-Border Transactions Derivatives Foreign Investment Major Swap Participants Mandatory Clearing Requirements Swap Data Repositories Swap Dealers Swaps Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Capital Thinking Updates - June 24, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

6/24/2013 - Barack Obama Border Security CFTC Cybersecurity Disability Dodd-Frank Farm Bill Federal Budget FERC Fracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions NDAA NIST Spectrum Student Loans Women-Owned Businesses

Capital Thinking Update - June 3, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene today, Monday, June 3, at 2:00 pm and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 954, the Farm Bill, provided that alfalfa...more

6/5/2013 - Appropriations Bill Barack Obama China Cybersecurity DOD EPA Farm Bill FERC Healthcare Immigration Reform Medicaid Medicare Middle East NIST Proposed Legislation SEC Sequestration Student Loans Supply Chain Wellness Programs

Capital Thinking Updates - May 20, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Environment - Financial Services - Health Care - Homeland...more

5/24/2013 - Agricultural Workers Biofuel CFTC Contractors Cybersecurity Farm Bill Federal Budget Fees Form 720 Immigration Reform Innovation Nominations OMB PCORI Request For Information SEC Student Loans Water

Client Alert: SEC Publishes Cross-Border Release and Reopens Comment Period for Dodd-Frank Rules

On May 1, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) held an open meeting to consider: - Whether to propose new rules and interpretive guidance for cross-border security-based swap (SBS)...more

5/20/2013 - CFTC Cross-Border Dodd-Frank Major Swap Participants SEC Security-Based Swaps

Capital Thinking Update - April 15, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture & Food - Budget, Appropriations and Sequestration - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

4/24/2013 - Barack Obama CFTC CISPA Cybersecurity Data Protection FATCA Federal Budget FHFA Foreclosure Fracking Gun Laws Jacob Lew Oil & Gas Proposed Legislation SEC Sequestration SIFIs Spending Cuts

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