Financial reform this week: House Republicans push bill to curb CFPB power

Your guide to Dodd-Frank law deadlines, hearings and related events for the week of May 2

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Republican Spencer Bachus is chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, which is trying to make several major changes to the Dodd-Frank reform law. 

 

Lobbyists for a range of business interests are trying to dilute, delay or derail regulations required by the financial reform law. Here's a look at Congressional hearings, rulemaking deadlines and other Dodd-Frank law events scheduled this week.

Monday, May 2

Derivatives — The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission begin a two-day joint public meeting to update their schedules for derivatives rules required by the Dodd-Frank law.

Bachus — Republican Spencer Bachus, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, speaks at the Independent Community Bankers of America policy meeting in Washington.

Escrow accounts- Deadline for public comments on the Federal Reserve's proposal to require a longer period of time for escrow accounts linked to mortgages for expensive homes.

Credit ratings- Deadline for public comments on the National Credit Union Administration's proposal to remove references to credit ratings.

Tuesday, May 3

Capital formation – A House Financial Services subcommittee drafts legislation that would exempt private equity fund advisers from registering with the SEC, and eliminate the Dodd-Frank law’s margin requirements for major derivatives dealers and investment funds.

Wells Fargo - Wells Fargo & Co. holds its annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco.

Wednesday, May 4

Geithner -Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner speaks at the Investment Company Institute's annual meeting of fund managers in Washington.

CFPB leadership – A House Financial Services subcommittee drafts legislation that would replace the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with a five-member commission; would allow a simple majority rather than a two-thirds majority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council to overrule any CFPB actions; and would postpone the transfer of functions to the CFPB if it does not have a director in place by July 21.

Thursday, May 5

CFPB mortgage data - Deadline for public comments on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's plan to collect data as it develops a model form for disclosures about residential mortgage loans that are required under the Truth in Lending Act.

Friday, May 6

SEC chairman – Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro speaks at the Investment Company Institute's annual meeting for fund managers in Washington.

Goldman Sachs - Goldman Sachs Inc. holds its annual shareholders meeting in Jersey City, NJ.

 

Timelines, summaries, other information

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