Derivative Regulation

The Grimm bill is one of many being considered right now. The bill that the Republicans on the Financial Services and Ag Committees in the House are getting behind at this time is the one that’s being sponsored by 4 congressmen, including Conaway (TX) and Garrett (NJ).

Rep. Grimm (R-NY) introduced H.R. 1610, the Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act, an end-user exemption bill.  This bill exempts true derivatives end-users from having to post margin as required under Dodd-Frank. True end-users are firms and companies that use derivatives to manage their risks.  It will not apply to financial firms or firms that use derivatives for speculative purposes.  The Coalition is in strong support of this bill, and is working with companies and members of Congress to improve its chances of being passed.  For more information, please contact Jess Sharp (JSharp@uschamber.com or 202-463-5842) or Tom Quaadman (TQuaadman@uschamber.com or 202-463-5540).

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