Independent Financial Regulators Express Opposition to Senate Regulatory Analysis Bill


On October 26, the leaders of the Federal Reserve Board, the OCC, the FDIC, the CFPB, the NCUA, and the SEC sent a letter to Senators Lieberman (I-CT) and Collins (R-ME) opposing S. 3468, which would authorize the President to require that regulations promulgated by the independent regulatory agencies be subject to regulatory review in the same manner as other federal agencies, including central review of certain rules by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The regulators note that the bill, which was introduced by Senator Portman (R-OH) with the support of Senator Warner (D-VA) in August 2012, may be considered soon for markup by the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs led by Mr. Lieberman and Ms. Collins. The letter argues that by giving the President unprecedented authority to influence policy and rulemaking functions of independent regulatory agencies through review of regulations, the bill would undermine congressional intent to create certain agencies that could exercise policymaking functions independent of any Administration.


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