Joe Adler has been with the Washington bureau of American Banker since 2006, writing on a variety of topics about the federal government's financial services policy. Before joining American Banker, he worked at newspapers in New England, beginning his career as a sportswriter in Massachusetts.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced a bill to create a permanent law enforcement unit to investigate criminal activity at large banks, just as the Senate was close to passing a regulatory relief package.
Mick Mulvaney’s unapologetic memo to staff about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s mission headlined a spate of developments this past week as he continues to transform the agency. Here are the key developments.