Monday, August 23, 2010

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act - Now, the Rules

In support of one of my observations about H.R. 4173, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the following quote from an editorial in today's New York Times is offered:

Read the whole thing.
The Federal Reserve must now translate the legislative language into rules that will govern how brokers, lenders, appraisers and investors behave from now on. Given the Fed’s long history of putting the financial industry first and consumer protection second, Congress will need to keep a close eye on the rule-making process.


The expectation that Congress will "keep a close eye" on anything is a stretch, however. WE must keep a close eye on the rule-making.

Although the FED will be writing the interim rules, all the Federal Banking Regulatory Agencies will be participating in the final rules. The FDIC has issued a statement announcing an "Open Door Policy for Regulatory Reform Rule-making." Time to subscribe to their emails and notices.

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