FOTB Executive Committee Member and CEO of Sacramento-based Golden Pacific Bank Virginia Varela weighed in recently in the Sacramento Business Journal about reg reform. Here's what she had to say!

House should pass banking reform for small banks and consumers

Last month, the Senate passed the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act" (S. 2155). This bill would provide the most significant scaling back of financial regulations since the economic crisis ten years ago.

S. 2155 passed with astonishingly wide bipartisan support at 67 votes to 31.

But, in spite of deep support from those who understand it, this bill still needs to be approved by the House, where Republicans have been pushing a more aggressive rollback of financial regulations. Now a stubborn standoff between powerful House Republicans, Senate Democrats and the White House threatens to completely derail the effort.

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