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War of Words Over Dodd-Frank Heats Up

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Missouri), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, told a group of bankers they need to “find a way to neuter” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and called her the "Darth Vader of the financial world."

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House Committee Issues Subpoenas to DOJ, Treasury, New York Fed

The Committee is accusing the U.S. Department of Justice, the Treasury Department, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York of obstructing active investigations by withholding crucial information. According to the Committee's announcement, the three agencies were warned that their failure to comply with the Committee's request to turn over the information would result in the issuance of subpoenas.

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House Committee Approves Bills to Provide Regulatory Relief for Banks

Hensarling noted the 11 bills passed by the Committee had bipartisan support and had previously been approved by either the Financial Services Committee or the House of Representatives during the 113th Congress. However, none of the bills came up for a vote in the Senate, which was then under Democratic control.

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Lawmaker Urges CFPB to Abandon Office Renovation Plans

Keeping in line with Republicans' promises of more scrutiny of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) has written a letter urging the CFPB to abandon plans to renovate its office building in favor of more cost-effective alternatives. Hensarling addressed the letter, dated January 12, 2015, to CFPB Director Richard Cordray, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry, and U.S. General Services Administrator Daniel Tangherlini.

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House Financial Services Committee Sends Fed Reform Bill to a Floor Vote

Congress Wednesday fired its latest rounds in its ever-escalating battle with the Federal Reserve, as a Republican-controlled House committee passed a reform bill aimed at making the Fed more accountable and transparent. The Fed’s has already warned of serious trouble if the nation’s top financial institution were held to formal policy regarding its ability to set interest rates.

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