Versus Trump: Versus DeVos 2.0
This week on Versus Trump, Jason discusses the continuing illegal intransigence of the Department of Education, with Eileen Connor and Toby Merrill of Harvard's Project on Predatory Student Lending. Listen now!
Versus Trump: The Fiduciary Rule Comes And Goes
On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Easha, Charlie, and Jason discuss the Fifth Circuit's recent decision striking down the so-called "Fiduciary Rule" that would have required those who sell retirement investment products in 401(k) plans to act in the best interests of their clients. Listen now!
Update | Week of October 30, 2017
The Trump Administration has taken dozens of deregulatory executive actions. Thanks to a series of resignations, President Trump has a rare opportunity to reshape the Federal Reserve’s board of governors.
Updates | The Week of October 23, 2017
The future of many of Dodd-Frank's key provisions remains unclear. The President narrowed his picks for Fed Chairman down to two. Vice President Pence broke a tie in the Senate to repeal the CFPB final arbitration rule.
Updates | The Week of October 16
President Trump has reportedly narrowed his search for Federal Reserve chairman to five candidates. White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said that Congress was nearing a deal to ease Dodd-Frank banking rules by the end of 2017; the Treasury Department is considering whether to recommend eliminating rules under Dodd-Frank related to liquidating failing banks
Updates | The Week of September 25, 2017
The SEC is still investigating the extent of the 2016 hack, while CFPB head Richard Cordray warned credit rating agencies to brace for increased cybersecurity regulation.
Versus Trump: Trump vs. The CFPB
On this week’s episode of Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie talk about the Trump Administration's position in a lawsuit contending that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—commonly known as the CFPB—is unconstitutional, because its sole director does not serve at the pleasure of the President but instead serves a set term and can be terminated only for-cause. Listen now!
Updates | The Week of April 3, 2017
President Trump is taking an active approach to combat what he views as unfair trade practices. This will likely affect U.S. trade with China.
Updates | The Week of July 31, 2017
Administration officials met with Senate leaders on the possibility of raising the debt ceiling. The Comptroller of the Currency will not seek repeal of the CFPB's mandatory arbitration rule.
Updates | The Week of June 12, 2017
The Federal Reserve raised the benchmark interest rate. The Treasury Department issued a report recommending rollbacks of Dodd-Frank. Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin walked back a statement he made last year that the president's tax plan would offer no absolute tax cuts to the wealthy.
Updates | The Week of July 17, 2017
The Acting Comptroller of the Currency asked the CFPB to delay publication of its final arbitration rule. Commentary continued on President Trump's appointees to key regulatory positions.
Updates | The Week of July 10, 2017
President Trump's new nominee to the Federal Reserve must build consensus in order to make major rules changes. The Department of Labor has no plans to enforce the "fiduciary rule" on retirement savings.
Updates | The Week of April 10, 2017
President Trump retreated on a campaign promise to eliminate the Export-Import Bank, and commentators urged against politicization of the Federal Reserve.
Updates | The Week of March 20, 2017
The Trump administration newly argued that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional. Experts offered competing analyses.
Updates | The Week of April 24, 2017
Last week, President Trump signed an executive order requiring the Treasury Department to review certain regulations associated with Dodd-Frank.