Overnight Finance: Deal on Dodd-Frank rollback | Trump pulls US out of Iran nuke deal | House votes to repeal auto-loan guidance, setting new precedent

Overnight Finance: Deal on Dodd-Frank rollback | Trump pulls US out of Iran nuke deal | House votes to repeal auto-loan guidance, setting new precedent
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THE BIG DEAL: Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump clash ahead: Ron DeSantis positions himself as GOP's future in a direct-mail piece Cutting critical family support won't solve the labor crisis Juan Williams: Trump's GOP descends into farce MORE (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that the House and Senate have struck a deal to pass the upper chamber's bipartisan bill to roll back strict financial rules enacted by former President Obama.

Ryan told reporters at the Capitol that the House will hold a vote on the Senate bill targeting the Dodd-Frank Act in exchange for the Senate taking up a package of bills from the House Financial Services Committee.


"We've got an agreement on moving different pieces of legislation, so we will be moving the Dodd-Frank bill," Ryan said.

Ryan didn't say when a vote would take place, if it would happen before Memorial Day or what House bills the Senate would take up. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyTech antitrust bills create strange bedfellows in House markup Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — A new final frontier: Washing dirty laundry in space White House uses Trump's words praising China to slam McCarthy's Biden criticism MORE (R-Calif.), who controls the House floor schedule, said he would announce when the lower chamber will vote on the Senate bill "soon."

A deal between the House and Senate would clear the way for Congress to pass the biggest changes to the Dodd-Frank financial rules since the law was enacted in 2010. I've got more here on what a deal might look like and what's left for congressional leaders to do.


What we know:

  • House GOP leaders have agreed to hold a vote on the Senate bill, while the Senate has agreed to vote on a package of House bills meant to help small businesses access investment.
  • The House will likely vote first on the Senate bill, followed by a Senate vote on the House measures.
  • House GOP leaders are pushing for the package to include bills from the Financial Services Committee that have received the support of at least two-thirds of the whole House.
  • These votes are expected to happen within a month.


What we don't know:

  • It's unclear which House bills will be in the Senate's package.
  • We're not sure if these votes will happen before or after Congress breaks for a Memorial Day recess.




On tap tomorrow



Trump pulls US out of Iran nuclear deal: President Trump announced Tuesday that he will withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, breaking with European allies, fulfilling a major campaign promise and dealing a significant blow to the international agreement negotiated by his predecessor.

"Today's action sends a critical message: the United States no longer makes empty threats," a triumphant Trump said during a televised address from the Diplomatic Room of the White House as Vice President Pence, national security adviser John Bolton and others looked on.

The president called the accord put in place under former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama: Voting rights bill must pass before next election The world's most passionate UFO skeptic versus the government Biden plans to host Obama for portrait unveiling that Trump skipped: report MORE in 2015 "a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made."  

"It didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will," he added.

Trump said old sanctions will be reimposed and that the U.S. "will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction." The Hill's Rebecca Kheel and Jordan Fabian have more on today's announcement.


About those sanctions:

  • Bloomberg News: "President Donald Trump's decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran threatens to tighten global oil markets and could derail tens of billions of dollars in business deals.
    "But the 'snap-back' of penalties on Iran isn't immediate, instead kicking in over six months. That could allow time to negotiate a new accord to replace or supplement the deal agreed to during Barack Obama's presidency."
  • CNBC: Here are the sanctions that will snap back into place now that Trump has pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal


House votes to repeal auto-loan guidance, setting new precedent: The House voted Tuesday to repeal a controversial edict on auto lending from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), capping off an unprecedented use of congressional powers that could give Republicans a new way to reverse regulations.

Republicans and a group of Democrats passed a resolution to repeal the CFPB's 2013 guidance on "dealer markups," which is the additional interest an auto dealer adds to a third-party loan as extra compensation. The measure to repeal the 2013 policy, which is not a formal federal rule, passed the Senate last month.

President Trump is expected to sign the resolution. If he does, it would be the first time Congress used its powers under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to repeal an informal federal policy.

Lawmakers voted along party lines to repeal the CFPB guidance, with 223 Republicans and 11 Democrats supporting the resolution. The measure, if signed by Trump, would strike the CFPB auto-lending policy from the books and ban the bureau from issuing a similar rule in the future. I've got more here on today's historic vote.

What comes next: President Trump is likely to sign the repeal resolution within days.


MARKET CHECK: Stocks closed little-changed on Tuesday, with all three major indexes posting almost identical totals to Monday's close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 0.01 percent Tuesday, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq lost 0.03 percent and gained 0.02 percent respectively.