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Entry Title Date
Dodd-Frank Legislation November 19, 2015
Jeff Merkley, D-OR
"Before we established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, consumer protection was handled by the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve also handled monetary policy. Monetary policy was much more exciting, and perhaps they thought it was more up to their sophisticated educations. They took consumer protection and put it in the basement of the Federal Reserve, and they locked it up and then threw away the key. They never honored their responsibilities for consumer protection, allowing all of these predatory practices that we had to end through the Dodd-Frank legislation."
Budget Agreement November 19, 2015
Christopher Coons, D-DE
"As the ranking member of the Appropriations financial services subcommittee, I want to be clear that it is particularly unacceptable to me to use the appropriations process to roll back many of the critical Wall Street reforms put in place over 5 years ago in response to the financial crisis that was devastating to the economy, to families, and to businesses throughout Delaware and the country. If the majority wants to bring a bill to the floor that rolls back some of the key consumer protections put in place in the Dodd-Frank bill, then let’s have that debate. Frankly, it is a debate we at times have been engaged in on large- and small-scale issues."
Portfolio Lending And Mortgage Access Act November 18, 2015
Andy Barr, R-KY
"Mr. Speaker, the best policies serve both the interests of the individual and the broader national interests. In this case, it is in the interest of the borrower to have an affordable, right-sized mortgage. It is also in the interest of the Nation to have a sound financial system safe from the excesses that led to the crisis in 2008. It is possible to satisfy both objectives, but it will require the Federal Government to acknowledge that changes must be made to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s interpretation of the Dodd-Frank law."
Fed Oversight Reform And Modernization Act Of 2015 November 18, 2015
Jeb Hensarling, R-TX
"Adding to the economic uncertainty, the Dodd-Frank Act granted the Fed sweeping new regulatory powers to directly intervene in the operations of large financial institutions. This is totally separate and apart from its monetary policy responsibilities, Mr. Chairman."
Reforming Cfpb Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act November 18, 2015
Roger Williams, R-TX
"In response, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which, in turn, created the CFPB. The CFPB was given broad jurisdiction over the financial services sector: banks, insurance companies, mortgage lenders, credit card companies, payday lenders. The list goes on and on and on."

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