The Hill: Fed rules would end ‘too big to fail,’ lawmakers say

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The Hill: Fed rules would end ‘too big to fail,’ lawmakers say

The Federal Reserve is proposing higher capital requirements for the nation’s eight largest banks to protect taxpayers from bailing out financial institutions that are “too big to fail.”

Under the latest implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms, the new risk-based capital surcharges would apply to systemically-important U.S. banks that hold more than $50 billion in consolidated assets.

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