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March 21, 2013

The House Agriculture Committee approved seven legislative proposals amending Dodd-Frank Title VII. All but one of the bills advanced on a voice vote; the Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act (H.R. 992) was approved by a vote of 31-14. H.R. 634, the Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act, allows end users to use derivatives for hedging without being subject to margin requirements. H.R. 677, the Inter-Affiliate Swap Clarification Act, provides that certain transactions between affiliates within a single corporate group are not regulated as swaps, subject to a variety of conditions

September 03, 2014

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the FDIC, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Farm Credit Administration and the Federal Housing Finance Authority, (the "Prudential Regulators") voted to establish minimum margin and capital requirements for registered swap dealers, major swap participants, security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants for which one of the Prudential Regulators has primary margin authority. The proposed rules implement Dodd-Frank Sections 731 and 764, which requires the Prudential Regulators to adopt rules jointly to