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Financial Agencies Urged To Halt All Non-COVID Rulemakings

  • Written by Steel Rose

A top Senate Democrat is calling for federal financial regulators to shelve all their rulemaking projects that aren't directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying their attentions right now need to be on protecting the financial system and mitigating economic fallout from the outbreak.

In a letter dated Tuesday, the Senate Banking Committee's ranking member Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, urged the Federal Reserve Board to halt its pre-existing rulemaking work and "instead focus and prioritize actions on activities related to the economic risks posed to markets" by the novel coronavirus.

Brown made similar requests in letters addressed to the heads of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,To read more, click here