The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as the Dodd-Frank Act, is sweeping legislation that will affect every segment of our financial markets. Title VII of Dodd-Frank deals with derivatives, which are financial tools that allow businesses across the country to manage the risks they face every day. These end-users played no role in the financial crisis, but could nevertheless face significant impacts from the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.
The House Agriculture Committee is working to ensure that Dodd-Frank regulations are balanced and do not impose unnecessary and costly burdens on America's businesses.
Foreign Regulators Caution: Cooperation is Essential to Market Stability
December 13, 2012
Lucas Emphasizes Importance of Giving Job Creators Access to Credit
On the House floor, Lucas explains how House passage of H.R. 3336 ensures that small businesses can continue getting credit from community banks.
April 25, 2012
Lucas Praises House Passage of Jobs Bills
Lucas says that the bipartisan House passage of H.R. 2682 and H.R. 2779 represents "sound policy to encourage job creation and economic growth."
March 26, 2012
To Review H.R. 3283, the "Swap Jurisdiction Certainty Act," H.R. 1838 to repeal Section 716 of Dodd-Frank, and H.R. 4235, the "Swap Data Repository & Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act of 2012."
March 28, 2012
Derivatives Reform: The View from Main Street
July 21, 2011