U.S. House banking chairman unveils Dodd-Frank replacement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. House of Representatives’ banking panel has unveiled the Republicans’ most ambitious plan so far to loosen financial regulations, a 600-page bill to replace the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.

U.S. House banking chairman unveils Dodd-Frank replacement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. House of Representatives’ banking panel has unveiled the Republicans’ most ambitious plan so far to loosen financial regulations, a 600-page bill to replace the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.

“Drone Attorney” and former helicopter pilot now running for US Senate

A Tennessee attorney with an expertise in drone and aviation law announced this week that he is running in 2018 for United States Senate. Earlier this month, James Mackler quit his job at Frost Brown Todd, a Midwest and East Coast law firm, to pursue his political campaign full time.

Mackler, who goes by @drone_attorney on Twitter, represented David Boggs, who recently lost a lawsuit he filed against a man named William Merideth. Merideth is a Kentucky man who shot down Boggs’ drone when Boggs flew it over Merideth’s property in 2015. Other attorneys from Frost Brown will continue to represent Boggs as he evaluates whether to appeal the decision.

Mackler, who is running as a Democrat, will face off next year against incumbent Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican, among other challengers. Tennessee hasn’t elected a non-incumbent Democratic senator since Al Gore, who served in the position from 1985 to 1993. Gore resigned the post to become vice president under President Bill Clinton.

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U.S. House banking chairman unveils Dodd-Frank replacement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. House of Representatives’ banking panel has unveiled the Republicans’ most ambitious plan so far to loosen financial regulations, a 600-page bill to replace the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.

House Speaker Ryan sees long battle over tax reform

LONDON (Reuters) – The United States’ first tax overhaul in decades may not pass Congress until well into 2017, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday, in a sign the timetable for the legislation has been pushed back.

British and Irish Lions 2017: Warren Gatland got his selections right and they can win

Former England and Lions centre Jeremy Guscott says Warren Gatland got his selections right and the squad is good enough to beat New Zealand.

United Airlines says it will testify at House hearing

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – United Airlines said on Wednesday it plans to testify at an upcoming U.S. House Transportation Committee hearing on commercial airline industry consumer issues after a passenger was dragged off an April 9 flight in Chicago to make room for crew members.

162 tech companies file brief against the latest immigration executive order

 Silicon Valley and the tech community at large has been a staunch opponent of Trump’s immigration policies, from the “Muslim Ban” executive orders to H-1B restrictions. Today sees 162 companies banding together to file an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the revised immigration order issued in March. Read More