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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Updated Fact Sheet Re: House Vote This Week On $50 Billion Threshold and Fed’s SIFI Designation
Washington, D.C. – Jeremy Bratt, Director of External Affairs for Better Markets, today issued the following statement regarding H.R. 6392, the so-called “Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2016,” that will be voted on this week in the House of Representatives which would change the Fed’s designation and supervisory authority over Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs) with more than $50 billion in assets:
“Some have claimed that H.R. 6392 is necessary to provide the Federal Reserve Board with the authority and flexibility to tailor its financial regulations for banks of different sizes and risk profiles. However, current law already provides the Fed with ample authority and flexibility to do exactly that, as the Fed has done and as detailed in the fact sheet link below.”
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