Bloomberg Law
Jan. 29, 2020, 9:13 PM

Fed Not Yet Going Solo on Community Lending Rewrite, Powell Says

Evan Weinberger
Evan Weinberger
Assistant Managing Editor

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that he has not yet decided whether the central bank will do its own proposal for rewriting rules for banks’ investment in low- to moderate-income communities.

Powell expressed disappointment that the Fed was unable to sign on to a December proposal from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to rewrite the rules for the Community Reinvestment Act, a 1977 law that grades banks on their lending and investment in poorer communities.

But Powell said he supported the work of Gov. Lael Brainard, who is leading the ...