Derek Reinbold  //  6/18/17  //  Topic Update

The Federal Reserve raised the benchmark interest rate (Vox).

Stressing the Fed’s independent role, Kevin Granville compares President Trump’s conflicts with Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen to Lyndon Johnson’s conflicts with his Fed chief (NYT).

At WaPo, Tory Newmyer analyzes the Treasury Department’s report recommending rollbacks of post-crisis Dodd-Frank regulations.

  • David Dayen views this report as a sign that the Treasury Department can be effective at regressing or blocking Wall Street reform (The Intercept).

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin walked back a statement he made last year that the president's tax plan would offer no absolute tax cuts to the wealthy(Bloomberg Politics).

Legislation is moving through Congress that would jettison the Dodd-Frank Act’s SEC whistleblower provision (POGO).

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

The Senate confirmed Jerome Powell to replace Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve chair.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

The Federal Reserve vice chairman urged central banks to "tread cautiously" with digital currencies.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Update | Week of October 30, 2017

11/6/17  //  Daily Update

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.