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Congress Passes Bill To Repeal Some Banking Regulations

congress passes bill to repeal some banking regulations
Watch VideoCongress just sent a bill to President Donald Trump's desk that would weaken some banking regulations put in place after the 2008 financial crisis.  The bill is somewhat bipartisan. It..

Congress moves to dismantle key post-crisis bank rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress moved Tuesday to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and..
SeattlePI.com Also reported by •SFGate

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News video: Congress Passes Bill to Repeal Some Banking Regulations

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The bill passed Congress with bipartisan support, although liberal Democrats opposed the measure.
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News video: Trump Reported To Sign Bill Easing Post-Crisis Bank Rules

Trump Reported To Sign Bill Easing Post-Crisis Bank Rules 00:52

The U.S. House of Representatives passed on Tuesday bipartisan legislation that would ease bank rules introduced in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, giving President Donald Trump a major..
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News video: GOP, Dems Work To Bridge Internet Gap Between Urban, Rural Americans

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Lawmakers have reached across the aisle to close the rural-urban divide when it comes to broadband internet access. According to BroadcastingCable.com, New Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan of New..
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News video: Senators ‘close’ to agreement on new sexual harassment policy

Senators ‘close’ to agreement on new sexual harassment policy 02:45

Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) announced on May 22 that they are “close” to an agreement to change the Senate’s sexual harassment policy.
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News video: Trump Repeals Anti-discrimination Guidance for Auto Lenders

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Research shows auto lenders often charge black and Hispanic customers higher interest rates than white customers with similar credit profiles.
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Virginia Senate pushes back decision on budget, Medicaid expansion another week

It seemed likely Tuesday that the Virginia Senate would make some movement on the budget and potentially approve a form of Medicaid expansion, readying it for the House of Delegates the next..

Congress Approves Bill Giving Patients a ‘Right to Try’ Experimental Drugs

The House passed a bill that would, in effect, allow patients to bypass the Food and Drug Administration and obtain an “investigational drug.” The Senate approved the same bill in August.

House sends Trump bill to roll back some Dodd-Frank banking rules imposed after 2008 meltdown

Changes to banking rules, including a rollback of some regulations put in place after the 2008 meltdown, did not go as far as some Republicans wanted but doing more would have jeopardized a bipartisan..

House passes a bill aimed at reducing recidivism, but faces hurdles in the Senate

The House voted Tuesday on a criminal justice reform bill backed by President Trump that would support more programs to reduce recidivism.

Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved legislation helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments. The House passed the legislation Tuesday by 250-169, nine months after it passed..
Seattle Times

Senate negotiators reach deal to revamp sexual harassment policies after wave of scandals

The Senate proposal would require lawmakers to use their own money to pay settlements if they're found to have sexually harassed an employee.

Romania court acquits Senate speaker of lying under oath

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court has acquitted the Senate speaker of making false statements under oath in a trial related to a fraudulent real estate case. The High Court of Cassation and..
Seattle Times

Senate Committee Votes Overwhelmingly to Block Trump’s Plans to Revive Chinese Telecom Company ZTE

President Donald Trump's plans to ease sanctions on ZTE, a Chinese telecom company, were thwarted in Congress today as the Senate Banking Committee approved a measure to block the move.

A Newly Introduced Bill Addresses Use of Bikes in Wilderness Areas - If signed into law, the act would grant access power to local land managers.

a newly introduced bill addresses use of bikes in wilderness areas - if signed into law, the act would grant access power to local land managers.
The Senate Public Lands Subcommittee Chairman Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act to the senate floor this past Thursday. The bill (S.2877) seeks to empower..

Rep. Diane Black Calls on Americans to Crowdsource Mexico Wall

Rep. Diane Black is calling on Americans to help protect the United States by donating to a fund for completing the nation's wall at the Mexican border. Black has introduced a bill to back up her..

Infighting among Trump's top advisers led to a negotiating disaster on the China trade deal

infighting among trump's top advisers led to a negotiating disaster on the china trade deal
** · *President Donald Trump's key economic advisers reached a rough trade agreement with Chinese negotiators on Saturday.* · *The deal lacked key details and commitments from the Chinese, which..
Business Insider

Chuck Schumer: House Republicans Secretly Tell Me Devin Nunes is ‘Off the Deep End’

Taking the Senate floor in a fiery speech Tuesday morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) had gone "off the deep end."

Congress is set to pass the largest rollback of Wall Street regulations since the financial crisis

congress is set to pass the largest rollback of wall street regulations since the financial crisis
· *The House will vote on a bill to roll back a number of Wall Street regulations.* · *The bill will head to President Donald Trump if it is passed.* · *The bill would lift regulations on..
Business Insider

Trump-backed prisons bill DOA in the Senate


Oregon lawmakers pass small business tax cut

Oregon lawmakers on Monday approved a bill that would cut taxes for a handful of small businesses during a controversial one-day special session of the Legislature. The bill passed the House 51-8 and..

Virginia leaders propose spending plan that expands Medicaid

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Top Republican lawmakers in Virginia are unveiling a new budget proposal that will expand Medicaid, give state workers raises and boost the state’s rainy-day fund. Sen. Emmett..
Seattle Times

Grassley requests DOJ documents on Bruce Ohr dealings with Christopher Steele on anti-Trump dossier

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department Monday to turn over communications between former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, British spy Christopher Steele..

Air Carrier-Backed Amendment to FAA Reauthorization Will Result in Higher Airfares and Airline Profits

Congress seeks new requirements on independent travel agents, ignoring fact that complaints against airlines outnumber travel agents by more than 42 to 1; Amendment claiming to help consumers will..

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