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President Clinton signs the Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act of 1994 as Senate Banking Committee Chairman Don Riegle and Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentson look on.

Riegle‑Neal Act

The 1994 law removed many of the restrictions on bank branching across state lines

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Henry M. Dawes

Henry M. Dawes

Riegle-Neal removed many restrictions imposed by the McFadden Act, which had been largely drafted by Henry Dawes.

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The Fed's Functions

Federal Reserve Building

Did you know that the Fed's responsibilities include conducting monetary policy, supervising and regulating and providing services to financial institutions?

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Essays By Topic

Below are the essays by topic on the Federal Reserve History website.

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