On Jan. 9, 2018, the U.S. Senate released its updated committee ratios and assignments which now reflect the Senate’s 51-49 breakdown and newly-elected Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.)
On Dec. 12, 2017, Federal Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald for the Southern District Court of New York dismissed a lawsuit filed by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) which sought to block fintechs from being able to acquire special purpose national bank charters.
Richard Cordray resigned as CFPB Director Friday, Nov. 24 and designated his Chief of Staff, Leandra English, as his temporary replacement, sparking a legal showdown with the White House over who will run the agency.
On Nov. 20, 2017, Dr. Janet L. Yellen submitted her letter of resignation from her position as a Member of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors, to be effective upon the swearing in of Jerome H. Powell as her successor for Chair.
On Nov. 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report and fact sheet outlining proposed changes that would overhaul the way in which the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) addresses systemic risks, recommending a heavier focus on industry activities instead of individual firms.