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CFTC’s Dodd-Frank Power Curtailed in Bipartisan Measure

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission would face limits on its ability to impose rules on derivatives traded overseas and on manufacturers that use swaps to hedge business risks under bipartisan congressional legislation curbing the scope of the agency’s powers.

Republicans and Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee, which has jurisdiction over the CFTC, introduced a 48-page bill yesterday that would also force the agency to assess the costs of its Dodd-Frank Act regulations and conduct a new study of high-speed trading. The legislation is typically enacted once every five years.