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The Week Ahead: Taking a Look at the Financial CHOICE Act

On Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST, the Financial Services Committee will meet for the markup of the Financial CHOICE Act. Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) had introduced the Financial CHOICE Act on Wednesday of last week as an alternative to the Dodd-Frank act. “The Financial CHOICE Act guarantees that the era of big bank bailouts and ‘too big to fail’ is over. For banks that fail, there will be bankruptcy, not bailouts,” said Chairman Hensarling.

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Treasury Secretary Approves of Financial Choice

On Thursday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed his approval of the Financial CHOICE Act. The act was introduced on Wednesday by Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling as an alternative to the Dodd-Frank act. According to Mnuchin, this Financial CHOICE act and the tax reform plan are the steps in the right direction to strengthen the financial system.

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The Week Ahead: FSC to Hold Financial CHOICE Hearing

In the wake of President Trump’s executive order targeting Dodd-Frank and Consumer Protection, the Financial Services Committee (FSC) will hold a hearing to discuss the Financial CHOICE act. Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling first unveiled the rules and principles guiding Financial CHOICE last June, and the act was approved by the FSC in September. At the center of the act is a plan eliminate bailouts and hold Wall Street accountable. Additionally, the act calls for banks to be better capitalized, and to reduce the strain of regulation on smaller banks.

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