Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, recently joined Better Markets’ President and CEO Dennis Kelleher for an insightful discussion on the current state of financial reform during a webinar presented by Better Markets. The webinar, “President Trump's Deregulation of Wall Street Making Catastrophe More Likely,” was fittingly held Sept. 15, which was the 12th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers’ collapse.
Mr. Kelleher kicked off the event with the release of a new report “Protecting Main Street from President Trump’s Dangerous Deregulation.” Building on other reports released by Better Markets (all linked below), this report examines the current state of the financial rules that protect Main Street families and businesses from Wall Street’s dangerous, high-risk activities. It identifies the top priorities for each financial regulatory agency to undo the most dangerous deregulations since 2017.
In addition to Sen. Brown’s prepared remarks, there was a lively Q&A with the Senator on financial reform and the Trump administration efforts to weaken rules put in place to safeguard all Americans, which was moderated by Mr. Kelleher.
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