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With bipartisan support, bill to undo Obama-era 'Operation Choke Point' awaits action in Senate

By Karen Kidd | Jan 22, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Bipartisan legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in December with an eye toward undoing the unintended consequences of the Obama-era Operation Choke Point program may not quickly come up in the Senate, says a financial services attorney who still believes it stands a "decent" chance to become law.

'A Smoking Gun': Internal docs reveal Obama DOJ's slush fund, Judiciary chair says

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 25, 2017

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would prohibit government officials, most notably the DOJ, from entering into or enforcing a settlement agreement on behalf of the United States that provides for a payment or a loan to any person or entity other than the United States, with some exceptions.

Missouri Congresswoman’s bill would kill DOL’s fiduciary rule, create best interest standard for broker-dealers

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 5, 2017

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, a Republican, introduced The Protecting Advice for Small Savers, or PASS, Act of 2017 last week.

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