Minority Press Releases

February 5, 2018

Brown Says Mulvaney Refusal To Investigate Equifax Breach Is Malpractice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following statement in response to reports that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), under orders from OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, has decided to end the investigation into the Equifax data breach, which put the personal information of 145 million consumers at risk. "Refusing to investigate a data breach that put 145 million Americans… Continue Reading


January 31, 2018

Brown, Cardin Lead 20 Democrats in Letter to Tillerson: Lack of Trump Administration’s Mandatory Russia Sanctions Impositions is Unacceptable

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, led twenty of their Democratic Senate colleagues Tuesday in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, expressing their concern that six months after Congress overwhelmingly passed mandatory sanctions measures to hold Russia accountable for their destabilizing activities against our country and nations around the w… Continue Reading


January 31, 2018

Brown Applauds Courts Decision To Uphold CFPB's Independence

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following statement following The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision to uphold a provision in the Dodd-Frank law that states the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is constitutional and that its director can only be fired by the president for cause. "Today the DC Circuit affirmed that CFPB… Continue Reading


January 30, 2018

Brown Opening Statement At Banking Committee Hearing On The Financial Stability Oversight Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following opening statement at today's hearing on "The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) Annual Report to Congress." Sen. Brown's remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you Secretary Mnuchin for appearing before the Committee today. I look forward to your testimony on the threats to financial … Continue Reading


January 25, 2018

Brown Opening Statement At Banking Committee Hearing On CFIUS, Part II

BROWN OPENING STATEMENT AT BANKING COMMITTEE HEARING ON CFIUS, Part II WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following opening statement at today's hearing on "CFIUS Reform: Administration Perspectives On the Essential Elements." Sen. Brown's remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow: Thank you, Chairman Crapo. And thanks to our witnesses for joining us today to share the views of … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Brown Opening Statement At Banking Committee Hearing On Nominations To The Federal Reserve, FDIC and FSOC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following opening statement at today's hearing on nominations to the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). Sen. Brown's remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for convening this hearing. Thank you to the three nominees for your willingn… Continue Reading


January 18, 2018

Brown Statement on CFPB Decision to Reconsider Payday Lending Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following statement opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) decision to delay and reconsider the payday lending rule that protects consumers from predatory payday lenders: "Rather than focus on keeping the government open, the Trump administration's top budget expert is busy unraveling important consumer protections for payday b… Continue Reading


January 18, 2018

Brown Opening Statement at Banking Committee Hearing on CFIUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following opening statement at today's hearing on "CFIUS Reform: Examining the Essential Elements." Sen. Brown's remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow: Thank you, Chairman Crapo. And thanks to our witnesses for joining us today to share their insights on this important topic. I commend Senators Cornyn and Feinstein for their work on th… Continue Reading


January 16, 2018

Brown Opening Statement at Banking Committee Hearing on HUD Nominations

Opening Statement of Ranking Member Sherrod Brown Executive Session of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs HUD Nominations The Committee will vote today on three of President Trump's nominees to serve in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. I want to congratulate each of the nominees once again, and thank them for their willingness to serve our country. If confirmed, the nominees before us today would: oversee rental assistance for over 4.5 mill… Continue Reading


January 16, 2018

Brown Stands Up for Working Families During Consideration of Bill to Roll Back Wall Street Reform Law

BROWN stands up for working families during Consideration of bill to roll back WALL STREET REFROM LAW Ranking Member Voted for over 30 Amendments to Improve S.2155 for Taxpayers, Homeowners, Consumers in Banking Committee Markup WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - supported over 30 amendments today during the Committee's consideration of S. 2155, the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and C… Continue Reading


January 9, 2018

Brown Opening Statement At Banking Committee Hearing On Opportunities To Reform And Strengthen BSA Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following opening statement at today's hearing on "Combating Money Laundering and Other Illicit Finance: Opportunities to Reform and Strengthen BSA Enforcement." Sen. Brown's remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for this important hearing, the first of two this month in which the Committee will look at ideas f… Continue Reading


December 19, 2017

Brown Opening Statement at Banking Committee Executive Session On Export-Import Bank Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following opening statement at today's executive session on the nominations to the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Sen. Brown's remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow Mr. Chairman, thank you for scheduling today's votes. To put it plainly, we have lost American jobs because of the games that have been played with the Export-Import Ba… Continue Reading


December 12, 2017

Brown Leads Amicus Brief Supporting CFPB Independence Under Dodd-Frank Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, along with 36 current and former Members of Congress including Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank, filed an amicus brief in support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Deputy Director Leandra English's motion to obtain a preliminary injunction in order to be reinstated as acting Director of the CFPB. "The Dodd-Frank law is clear that Deputy Director En… Continue Reading


December 12, 2017

Waters, Brown and Green Statement on GAO Report on Management Representation of Minorities and Women and Diversity Practices in the Financial Services Industry

Waters, Brown and Green Statement on GAO Report on Management Representation of Minorities and Women and Diversity Practices in the Financial Services Industry WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, following the public release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report entitled "Financial Services Industry: Trends in Management Representation of Minorities and Women and Diversity Practices, 2007-2015," Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, … Continue Reading


December 5, 2017

BROWN OPENING STATEMENT AT BANKING COMMITTEE MARKUP OF S.2155

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following opening statement at today's executive session on S.2155, the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act." Brown's remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I was hopeful we could have reached an agreement on a bill to provide meaningful relief to consumers, small banks … Continue Reading


December 5, 2017

Brown Opening Statement at Banking Committee Executive Session On Federal Reserve Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following opening statement at today's executive session on the nomination of Jerome H. Powell to be Chair of the Federal Reserve. Brown's remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I congratulate Governor Powell once again on his nomination, and I look forward to having the same good relationship I had with both Chair Be… Continue Reading


December 4, 2017

Brown Floor Speech Opposing Dodd Frank Roll Back Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - delivered the following speech on the Senate floor tonight in opposition to S.2155, The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. The Banking Committee is scheduled to consider the bill tomorrow. Brown's remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow. Mr./Madame President, Last week, the Senate gave tax handouts to millionaires and multinati… Continue Reading


November 28, 2017

Brown Opening Statement at Banking Committee Hearing on Federal Reserve Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following opening statement at today's hearing on the nomination of Jerome H. Powell to be Chair of the Federal Reserve. Brown's remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to start off by thanking Chair Yellen. She has done an excellent job leading the Federal Reserve. During her tenure as Chair and Vice Chair… Continue Reading


November 13, 2017

Brown Opposes Legislation to Roll Back Dodd-Frank Protections

BROWN OPPOSES LEGISLATION TO ROLL BACK DODD-FRANK PROTECTIONS Banking Committee members move to give big banks an even bigger payday, while working families are left empty handed Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following statement opposing legislation that would roll back Dodd-Frank, less than a decade after the financial crises. "I understand my colleagues' interest … Continue Reading


November 1, 2017

Brown Opening Statement at Banking Committee Hearing on Nominations to the Export-Import Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following opening statement at today's hearing on the nominations to the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Brown's remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow. Mr. Chairman, today we will hear from the six nominees whom President Trump has put forward to lead the Export-Import Bank. I applaud the President for recognizing the need to have … Continue Reading

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