Senate passes Dodd-Frank rollback

Lester Mason
March 16, 2018

No parallel measure was pending in the Senate, where a somewhat more ambitious bill was being debated, but prospects for meaningful gun control reforms in Congress remained remote in the face of stiff resistance from gun industry lobbyists.

Sanders says the US needs to strengthen laws to help law enforcement, deal with mental health problems and find ways to prevent violence in schools.

If it becomes law, the bill will free more than two dozen banks from the most stringent regulatory oversight required by Dodd-Frank, the Post reported.

"In the wake of the Parkland attack, this committee has an obligation to find out what happened", responded Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would authorize grants to train students, law enforcement and teachers to identify the signs of school violence before it occurs.

He retweeted a statement from the House Liberty Caucus on why the plan should be opposed, which said the bill "endangers the right to due process, encourages the continued blurring of school discipline and criminal justice through school policing, and undermines federalism". He said that means the 15-day countdown to a deadline to act has yet to begin, so lawmakers can try when they return to the Capitol on April 10.


Republican Congressman Scott Taylor (VA-2) has put his support behind legislation set to help curb violence in schools this week with the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act. The biggest applause by far was for Vermont Sen.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a lead sponsor of the "Fix NICS" bill, said this week that his legislation "will save lives".

Frank points to a key provision in the latest Senate bill which gives regulators the flexibility to conduct stress tests on banks if they see trouble. Instead, he said he wants the Senate to add to its legislation at least some of the 30 stand-alone bills that the House has passed on financial rules in recent months on a bipartisan basis.

The FBI has acknowledged it mishandled separate tips related to Cruz, last September and again in January.

"We made mistakes; there is no question about that", Bowdich said. He says he doesn't know why the "very explicit" tip from January 5 was not forwarded to local law enforcement.

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