Ryan Rainey



Ryan is a Reporter at Morning Consult covering financial regulation.

PAYGO Presents Potential Hurdle to GOP Tax Reform

Republican lawmakers are working on a budget plan that would pave the way for the Senate to approve a tax overhaul package with a simple majority, but any deficit-financed tax cuts could end up triggering spending cuts to major federal programs that would be difficult to undo without bringing Democrats on board.

Voters Who Know of CFPB Are Split on Limiting Its Powers

While some officials in Washington indicate support for making substantial changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, voters who are familiar with the agency are split largely along party lines about whether its rule-making and enforcement authority should be curbed, according to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll.

A Dodd-Frank Tweak Is Winning Bipartisan Support on Capitol Hill

Congress is poised to pass bipartisan legislation that would change the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. But the measure won’t overhaul the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which Dodd-Frank created and congressional Republicans have long railed against. And it won’t alter banking regulations, nor will it tweak capital requirements.