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The Federal Reserve promotes the safety and soundness of individual financial institutions and monitors their impact on the financial system as a whole.

The Federal Reserve promotes the safety and soundness of financial institutions like banks and monitors their impact on the financial system as a whole.


This wide-ranging legislation was signed by President Obama in 2010
Dodd-Frank Act

This wide-ranging legislation was signed by President Obama in 2010

The 1994 law removed many of the restrictions on bank branching across state lines
Riegle-Neal Act

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

The 1991 Act was intended to address problems in the banking and thrift industries
FDICIA

The 1991 Act was intended to address problems in the banking and thrift industries

The 1980 Act was one of the most important laws to affect the Fed in its 100-year history
Monetary Control Act

The 1980 Act was one of the most important laws to affect the Fed in its 100-year history

The Federal Reserve Act became law in December 1913, culminating three years of debate
Federal Reserve Act Signed

The Federal Reserve Act became law in December 1913, culminating three years of debate