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Ted Cruz introduces bill to abolish CFPB

Texas senator partners with Rep. John Ratcliffe to reintroduce bill
While there appears to be some in the Republican Party who simply want to reform the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, there are at least two Republicans on Capitol Hill who want to kill the agency altogether. The bills, introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, would repeal Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, which would abolish the CFPB entirely.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: An "inside" look at Gary Cohn's role in Trump administration

New York papers run competing profiles of former Goldman Sachs exec
Two of New York's biggest newspapers happened to publish competing (and somewhat similar) articles over the weekend that delve into the growing role within the Trump administration of Gary Cohn, the White House National Economic Council Director and a former top executive at Goldman Sachs. So what is Cohn's role? The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are happy to tell you more.
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Why investors could see a $100 billion windfall from Dodd-Frank reform efforts

What happens to all that money if banks don’t need to hold excess capital?
A recent report from Kroll Bond Ratings Agency suggested that one area that the Trump administration should focus on in its regulatory reform efforts is the requirement that financial institutions hold capital to prevent the need for a bailout in a financial downturn. As a result of those requirements, the country’s six largest banks currently hold more than $100 billion in excess capital. So, what happens to all that money if the capital requirements are overhauled or eliminated?
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KBRA: This should be the focus of Trump's regulatory reform

End practice of holding capital as "panacea" for preventing crisis
President Donald Trump held to another one of his campaign promises last week, when he signed an executive order that is expected to begin the process of revamping (or replacing) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. The specific details of the Trump administration’s plan for financial reform were not contained in the executive order, but what should the Republican-led regulatory reform efforts focus on?
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Mixed reactions to Trump's push for Dodd-Frank overhaul

Unsurprisingly, of course…
As one might expect, the reactions to President Donald Trump’s initiation of the overhaul of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act came in fast and furious after Trump signed an executive order on Friday that calls for the Secretary of the Department of the Treasury to begin reviewing Dodd-Frank. And unsurprisingly, those reactions varied wildly.
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Trump signs executive order to overhaul Dodd-Frank

Directs Treasury Secretary to review financial laws
As expected, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that begins to roll back the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, the landmark legislation passed in wake of the financial crisis. “We’re signing new rules for regulating the U.S. financial system. It doesn’t get much bigger than that, right?,” Trump said just before signing the executive order.
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Trump moving forward with Dodd-Frank rollback plans

Expected to sign executive order today requiring review of financial laws
President Donald Trump is expected to move forward with his plans to roll back the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act by signing an executive order requiring a review of the comprehensive set of financial laws enacted after the crisis. According to Gary Cohn, a former top exec at Goldman Sachs and the White House National Economic Council Director, the move is the first of many designed to overhaul Dodd-Frank.
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Pence, Hensarling: Dismantling Dodd-Frank remains a high priority

Top Republicans keep crosshairs trained on financial reforms
It’s been a busy first week in office for President Donald Trump, with executive orders on immigration, energy, trade, health care and more being handed down daily. But executive orders are just the preamble to the big initiatives that Trump and the Republican majority in Congress are expected to push for shortly. Chief among those is the “dismantling” of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.
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Here are HousingWire's top 10 articles of 2016

Thanks to our loyal readers for making this another great year
The past year was record-breaking for HousingWire in just about every metric we have, and that’s all thanks to you, our loyal readers. You push us to do more, to do better, to reach higher, to dig deeper, to keep fighting, and we have no plans of stopping. So here, as we begin a new year, are HousingWire’s top 10 articles of 2016, as determined by our readers.
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Exclusive: Nationstar CEO Jay Bray on impact of 'surprising' election; higher interest rates

Plus, what does potential regulatory rollback mean for Nationstar's future?
Count Nationstar Mortgage CEO Jay Bray among those who were surprised by the election of Donald Trump, but Bray tells HousingWire that he is looking forward to working with the incoming Trump administration and is cautiously optimistic on the impact that the president-elect could have on the financial services business. Here's part two of HousingWire's exclusive interview with Bray.
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