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Election Aftermath: Best of Regulation & Reform

Democratic lawmakers discuss in detail why Obama’s second-term is likely to be more defense than offense where financial services policy is concerned.

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Some small banks hoping for a Romney administration pullback on Dodd-Frank may now sell off rather than face a growing regulatory burden.

Elizabeth Warren’s election to the Senate is a blow to bankers who view her as hostile to their industry. Will the CFPB founder join the Banking Committee? It’s too soon to tell, but most expect it to happen.

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Community banks scored an impressive victory as federal regulators announced they were indefinitely delaying implementation of Basel III.

The move wasn’t a total surprise, as observers had predicted earlier in the week why regulators couldn’t make the Jan. 1 deadline.

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Fed Gov. Elizabeth Duke raised eyebrows last week by advocating a two-tiered approach to regulating mortgage lending, saying that regulatory burden was in danger of eliminating small banks from the business.

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The FDIC unveiled a new system designed to ensure that pre-exam data they ask for is relevant to the actual exam.

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You might have missed it, but there was big news last week—and we aren’t just talking about the delay on Basel III implementation. The election dominated the week for obvious reasons but other news was also critical. Following is our list of the most important stories in Washington during the past week:

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