H.R. 5983: Financial CHOICE Act of 2016


Sep 9, 2016


Reported by Committee on Sep 13, 2016

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on September 13, 2016.


Jeb Hensarling

Representative for Texas's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 9, 2016
Length: 513 pages


31% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To create hope and opportunity for consumers, investors, and entrepreneurs by ending bailouts and Too Big to Fail, holding Washington and Wall Street accountable, eliminating red tape to increase access to capital and credit, and repealing the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that make America less prosperous, less stable, and less free, and for other purposes.

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Shortly after the Great Recession of 2008, the worst economic hit since the Great Depression, a newly-elected President Obama worked with a Democratic-controlled Congress to craft and pass a financial services reform bill: the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act. Dodd-Frank aimed to “reign in” the behavior of the big banks that Democrats believed caused the financial crisis. It ...

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Sep 9, 2016

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Sep 13, 2016
Reported by Committee

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