Barr speaks about Dodd-Frank roll back on CNN, NBC, NPR, CBS, and more

February 8, 2017

On Friday, February 3, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders rolling back provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, a signature achievement of the Obama administration that was passed in response to the financial crisis that began in 2008. Michael Barr, a former assistant Treasury secretary and one of the architects of the Obama-era financial reform, has been quoted in numerous media outlets since the signing of these executive orders.

"President Trump made it clear he wanted to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act and this is the first salvo in attempting to do so," Barr told NBC News. "I think this is really an attempt at a broad-based assault even on rules that were strongly bipartisan."

Barr's expertise on Dodd-Frank and financial regulation has been cited in a variety of stories this week. For more, read: