The many federal agencies responsible for implementing the Dodd-Frank Act are proposing regulations with no coordination and without any consideration toward the sequence needed to put them into effect, said SIFMA President and CEO Tim Ryan. "The regulations are not really prioritized the way they should be," he said. "Let's figure out what's the highest priority. Let's focus on the highest priorities," he adds. Ryan also said lawmakers in Washington need to work hard to ensure a solution is found to prevent the U.S. from going over the "fiscal cliff." Read Ryan's opening remarks from the 2012 SIFMA Annual Meeting.
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