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February 6, 2019 – Other News From Washington

  • President Trump reportedly plans to announce David Malpass, a former official in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, as the American nominee to be the next leader of the World Bank. Malpass has criticized institutions like the World Bank, so it is possible other nations may oppose his leading it.
  • President Trump reportedly plans to announce David Malpass, a former official in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, as the American nominee to be the next leader of the World Bank. Malpass has criticized institutions like the World Bank, so it is possible other nations may oppose his leading it.
  • The Senate Banking Committee is expected to consider President Donald Trump’s nomination of Mark Calabria as the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency as early as Feb. 14, according to people familiar with the matter. Calabria currently serves as the chief economist to Vice President Mike Pence and has been critical of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which he would oversee as FHFA director.
  • The OCC announced Grovetta Gardineer will become Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy upon the retirement of Grace Dailey on March 2. Gardineer will direct the formulation of policies and procedures for supervising and examining national banks and federal savings associations. She is the current Senior Deputy Comptroller for Compliance and Community Affairs and has more than 31 years of experience in banking policy.

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