The Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act took a hit this week after the House passes a bill that guts many parts.
The House passed a bill called the Financial Choice Act that would allow banks to opt out of some regulations if they hold enough capital and would repeal the Volcker rule that barred banks from speculative trading.
One key component of the bill that I like is that banks will no longer be bailed out with tax payers funds as they will be forced to go through bankruptcy like any other industry.
Repeal the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
President Trump promised to repeal the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act because it’s bad for business and in particular for small banks.
One of the original authors of the legislation, Jeb Hensarling (Republican from Texas) said Dodd Frank is a major factor in limiting GDP growth in the wake of the financial crisis.
Banking stocks are surging higher on news of the House bill but most see little chance of it passing in the Senate. Still, stock traders figure that even a watered down Senate version is better than what we currently have.