Fanni Koszeg | Bloomberg LawCRS Report, Derivatives Legislation in the 112th Congress (Dec. 27, 2011) The Congressional Research Service (CRS) published a report (Report) on derivatives-related legislation in the current Congress. A majority of these proposals would amend or expand upon certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). In particular, many of the proposals would ensure a wider range of exemptions from new regulations for so called end-users of derivatives products. Some would repeal Dodd-Frank in its entirety; others would repeal certain core provisions of the law. Finally, a fair number of proposals have been submitted in response to voter outrage due to unexplained price fluctuations in commodity prices such as gasoline, blamed by some on excessive speculation in derivatives markets.
Background—Dodd-Frank and Derivatives Markets
Proposals to Amend Dodd-Frank
Proposals to Curb Excessive Speculation
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