Financial Regulation

Republicans in Congress—joined by President Trump—are eager to destroy many financial regulations promulgated under President Obama.

Updates | The Week of July 17, 2017

7/23/17  //  Daily Update

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 3, 2017

7/9/17  //  Daily Update

MetLife continues to fight the government over its designation as "systemically important."

Updates | The Week of July 10, 2017

6/27/17  //  Daily Update

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 June 12, 2017

6/18/17  //  Daily Update

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 June 5, 2017

6/11/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump decided to nominate Joseph Otting as Comptroller of the Currency.

Updates | The Week of May 8, 2017

5/14/17  //  Daily Update

The House took a first step towards dismantling Dodd-Frank.

The Blind Side In Trump’s War On The Administrative State

4/17/17  //  Commentary

Neomi Rao’s nomination to serve as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is part of Trump and Bannon’s war on the administrative state.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Ian Samuel

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of April 3, 2017

4/9/17  //  Daily Update

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 May 1, 2017

5/7/17  //  Daily Update

The Senate passed the $1.1 trillion funding bill passed in the House.

Updates | The Week of April 10, 2017

4/16/17  //  Daily Update

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

3/26/17  //  Daily Update

The Trump administration newly argued that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional. Experts offered competing analyses.

Helen Klein Murillo

Harvard Law School '17

Updates | The Week of April 24, 2017

4/30/17  //  Daily Update

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order requiring the Treasury Department to review certain regulations associated with Dodd-Frank.