In 2010, when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, she implemented a revolutionary new policy to make it easier for transgender people to codify their gender identity on their passports. With Trump now preparing for his new administration, transgender advocates are concerned that this State Department policy could be in jeopardy—and are urging trans people to apply for their passports as soon as possible.
On Monday, the Senate Banking Committee announced that it struck a rare bipartisan deal to deregulate banks. The deal would gut several of the protections enacted in 2010 in response to the financial crisis as part of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, most notably a key rule requiring that “Too Big To Fail” banks—those with more than $50 billion in assets—undergo stricter oversight.
In recent years, Republican legislators in more than a dozen states around the country have passed laws that require doctors to say specific, misleading statements to abortion-seeking patients before performing the procedure—from requiring doctors to perform sonograms and describe them to patients, to mandating that they tell patients that a pre-viable fetus will feel pain, that there are negative mental health consequences to abortion, or that there is a causal link between abortion and...
This from @ddayen is fascinating and a big deal: Seems Trump doesn't have the legal authority to make Mick Mulvaney the interim head of the CFPB, according to the wording of the law that created the agency: https://t.co/OPvQCaWTu0
Imagine if ur boss was like: "So on issue a, I am ur direct boss and can fire you for kinda whatever. But on issue b, you have independence and I can only fire you for a tiny # of reasons." That's what Mick Mulvaney's relationship w/ WH will be as both OMB director & CFPB head 🙈 https://t.co/J8DPst1dkc
This seems like a sign of more to come re: how financial deregulation is going to happen in the Trump administration: political maneuvering and wonkiness + agency regulation. Not through legislation + Congress.
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