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  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The Republican chairman of a powerful House of Representatives committee said on Wednesday that he remains confident Congress will act to overhaul financial regulations "this year." Jeb Hensarling, head of the House Financial Services Committee, told Reuters that he has assurances from the White House and congressional leaders that...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- Jay Clayton, President Donald Trump's nominee to chair the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, plans to promise lawmakers at his confirmation hearing on Thursday not to shy away from going after fraudsters. Clayton, a partner at the law firm Sullivan& Cromwell who Trump picked to head the federal regulator that polices and writes rules...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The Republican chairman of a powerful House of Representatives committee said on Wednesday that he remains confident Congress will act to overhaul financial regulations "this year." Jeb Hensarling, head of the House Financial Services Committee, told Reuters that he has assurances from the White House and congressional leaders that...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- R. Alexander Acosta, tapped by President Donald Trump to head the U.S. Labor Department, on Wednesday told a Senate panel he had reservations about an overtime rule put in place by the Obama administration, saying its effect on the economy needed to be considered. At his confirmation hearing, Acosta conceded it was unfortunate the existing...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- R. Alexander Acosta, tapped by President Donald Trump to head the U.S. Labor Department, will appear before a Senate panel on Wednesday morning for an initial hearing on how he would lead the agency. He was then appointed U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, where he went after high-profile defendants such as Jack Abramoff and UBS,...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Labor Department said Wednesday he won't allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions and regrets he let that happen on his watch at the Justice Department. But Alexander Acosta, testifying before the Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions...

  • Judge Neil Gorsuch

    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch declared he's made no promises to Donald Trump or anyone else about how he'll vote on abortion.

  • March 16- Six U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday stepped up efforts to get more clarity from the White House and chief of the Environmental Protection Agency on Carl Icahn's role as special adviser on regulations to President Donald Trump. The lawmakers, including Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, in letters to the White...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans are urging President Donald Trump to fire the head of the nation's primary consumer protection agency, and some Ohio Democrats focused on next year's race for governor say go for it. Jeb Hensarling, R- Texas, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. It would also give the little-known government official an opening to run for...

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- A U.S. Senate panel on Thursday approved with bipartisan support a raft of bills aimed at spurring capital formation, marking its first step this year toward modernizing market rules that critics have said are outdated and get in the way of business expansion and investment. The Senate Banking Committee, led by Idaho Republican Chairman...

  • WASHINGTON, March 8- Three Democratic lawmakers questioned the White House on Wednesday over its handling of U.S. Jared Kushner, a real estate developer who advised Trump during the presidential campaign, was cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice in January to serve as a White House senior adviser. In a letter to Deputy White House Counsel Stefan Passantino,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 8- Wall Street attorney Jay Clayton, President Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, has vowed to recuse himself from agency matters involving his law firm and former clients, according to an ethics agreement made public on Wednesday. Under the agreement, the Sullivan& Cromwell attorney will not participate...

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- Wall Street dealmaking attorney Jay Clayton will appear before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on March 23 for his confirmation hearing to become the next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the group's main concerns are whether Clayton will be tough on enforcement, maintain the SEC's regulatory independence and...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- The head of the Renewable Fuels Association says billionaire investor Carl Icahn told him last week President Donald Trump was about to issue an order overhauling the U.S. biofuels program- something both Icahn and the White House have denied. Clarifying for the first time how the Washington- based lobbying group had been led to believe Trump...

  • Feb 28- The White House on Tuesday denied that President Donald Trump planned to issue an executive order to change the national biofuels program, after the U.S. Renewable Fuels Association said Trump's team had informed the group an order was pending. White House spokeswoman Kelly Love, however, said on Tuesday afternoon "there is no ethanol executive order in...

  • It also drew sharp criticism from some ethanol groups who said Trumps regulation adviser, billionaire investor and refinery owner Carl Icahn, had engaged in self-dealing by pushing for the deal. The head of the Renewable Fuels Association said the White House had informed him that Trump intends to sign an executive order shifting the obligation of blending...

  • Wilbur Ross, nominee for Secretary of Commerce.

    The Senate has confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary.

  • Muslim women pray during a protest in Copley Square in Boston on Jan. 29, 2017.  Thousands gathered to protest President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from several predominantly Muslim countries from entering the country

    Trump's immigration ban has blocked more than 16,600 students from coming to the US.

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin

    By harping on Russia, Democrats are making the same mistake Hillary Clinton made during the election, says Jordan Chariton.

  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas.

    Instead of a director who can be fired, industry groups have called for a bipartisan five-member commission to lead the CFPB.