On September 30, the House Financial Services Committee approved, by a vote of 32 to 25, H.R. 414, the Burdensome Data Collection Act, following committee consideration and a mark-up session. Given that the bill is only one paragraph long, there was not too much to mark up. The bill will now go to a full vote of the House. The bill would repeal Section 953(b) of Dodd-Frank, the pay-ratio provision, and make any regulations issued pursuant to it of no force or effect.
Any of this sound familiar? It should. The very same bill was introduced in 2011, but went nowhere. (See this news brief.) With President Obama still holding the veto pen and a substantial constituency supporting the pay-ratio provision, a different result seems unlikely this time.