Earlier this week, by a party-line 34-26 vote, the House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 4861, a bill seemingly intended to ease restrictions on short-term, small-dollar loans made by depository institutions.  The bill is part of the efforts of House Republicans to provide greater regulatory relief to banks than would be provided by S.

In a press release issued by the House Financial Services Committee, Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling announced that Kirsten Mork, the Committee’s Staff Director, has been named CFPB Chief of Staff.  Mr. Hensarling was a very vocal CFPB critic throughout former Director Cordray’s tenure.

Ms. Mork will join Brian Johnson, another former House Financial Services

The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) is hosting its annual conference in Washington, D.C. today through September 13.  Speakers will include opinion-leaders from Congress, NCUA, additional government agencies and the media, and will include HUD Secretary Ben Carson, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon, Vice President Pence’s Chief Economist, Mark Calabria (long-time housing reform advocate

On May 26, the House of Representatives Committee on Rules announced that House members have until June 2 to propose amendments to the Financial Choice Act bill.  The Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Jeb Hensarling, is expected to introduce an amendment to strike from the bill the provision which purports to repeal

The House Financial Services Committee announced that it will hold a hearing on April 26, 2017 to discuss the Financial CHOICE Act.  It also released a discussion draft of a revised version of the bill.

In February, Rep. Hensarling, who chairs the Committee, circulated a memorandum to the Committee’s Leadership Team describing key revisions to

On February 6, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Hensarling circulated a memorandum to the House Financial Services Committee Leadership Team describing key revisions to the Financial Choice Act.  Last week, he issued in outline form a so-called “Summary of Bill Changes” which identified further revisions to the Choice Act, which he referred

Despite its long duration (over five hours including a recess for a vote), the House Financial Services Committee’s hearing on April 5 at which Director Cordray was the sole witness provided a strong dose of political theater but little in the way of new information or substance.   Although there were many important questions that Committee

Republican Congressman Jeb Hensarling, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, has sent a letter to Director Cordray asking him to provide written assurance by October 26, 2016 that, as a result of the D.C. Circuit’s decision in PHH Corporation v. CFPB, the CFPB will comply with the limits on executive agencies set forth