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R Street Applauds Committee Passage of Bill to Legalize Cannabis Banking
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (March 28, 2019) – The R Street Institute urges the full U.S. House to take up H.R. 1595, legislation ensuring that banks and credit unions do not face federal sanctions for providing…

R Street Welcomes Committee Efforts on Marijuana Banking
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (Feb. 13,
2019) – The R Street Institute welcomes today’s hearing by the U.S. House Committee
on Financial Services exploring access to banking services for legitimate…

, Daily Caller
It’s Time To Let Marijuana Companies Into The Banking System
Eli Lehrer

Whatever the harms of marijuana use, America’s debate over legalization seems to have ended. Consider the facts: Some form of pot is now legal in 33 states and the District of Columbia,…

, Artemis
Should Fannie & Freddie transfer earthquake risk to the capital markets?

From Artemis:
The two government-sponsored enterprises (GSE’s) in mortgage risk, Fannie Mae (the Federal National Mortgage Association) and Freddie Mac (the Federal Home Loan Mortgage…

, Credit Union Journal
Credit unions send NCUA back to the drawing board on PAL proposal
R.J. Lehmann & Alan Smith

From Credit Union Journal:

R.J. Lehmann (L), director of finance, insurance and trade policy, and Alan Smith (R), midwest director and senior fellow, R Street Institute:

“We would…

R Street comments to NCUA on Payday Alternative Loans
R.J. Lehmann & Alan Smith

The R Street Institute appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed Payday Alternative Loans (PAL) II rule. The R Street Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public-policy-research…

Research & Commentary: Feds reconsidering credit union tax exemption
R.J. Lehmann

From The Heartland Institute:
Don’t Tax Credit Unions … Or Community Banks, Either

Don’t tax credit unions…or community banks, either


R. J. Lehmann of the R…

R Street Signs Letter with Coalition Warning Against Punitive Taxation on Credit Unions Consumers
R.J. Lehmann

The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch
Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

219 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Chairman Hatch,

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,…

R Street welcomes final passage of S. 2155
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (May 22, 2018) — The R Street Institute applauds the U.S. House for today’s passage of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. The legislation,…

, RealClearMarkets
S. 2155 won’t end finreg debate, but it’s an important first step
Alex J. Pollock

The U.S. House reportedly will move next week to take up and pass a modest financial regulatory reform bill already approved by the Senate – S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and…