On March 20th, the House Agriculture Committee passed seven bills that would amend various provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. The approved measures include H.R. 992, the Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act, which would repeal the Dodd-Frank Act's "swaps push-out" provision, which prohibits banks insured by the FDIC or with access to the Federal Reserve's discount window from engaging in swap trading activities. H.R. 1256, the Swap Jurisdiction Certainty Act, would direct the CFTC and the SEC to adopt a joint rule on how they will regulate cross-border swaps transactions as part of the new requirements created in the Dodd-Frank Act. Committee Press Release (with links to legislation).