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

President Obama Signs the Dodd-Frank Act
Dodd-Frank Act

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

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

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Building in Washington, D.C.

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

Chairman Volcker speaks at a meeting of administration officials and congressional leaders in 1980
Monetary Control Act

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

<p>President Wilson signing the Federal Reserve Act&nbsp;</p>
Federal Reserve Act Signed

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