SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White is again speaking out on a fiduciary rule, saying that the SEC and DOL are working separately to address a standard — but talking to one another, according to an article at InvestmentNews. White, who appeared before the House Financial Services Committee this week, said she would still need buy-in from more members of the commission on a fiduciary-duty rule, and expected “a long process.” See the story that follows. In other news, a total of $1.4 billion was spent by Wall Street banks, companies and trade associations on campaign contributions and lobbying during the 2013-2014 election cycle, according to an article at ThinkAdvisor. That information comes from Americans for Financial Reform’s “Wall Street Money in Washington.” The article lists the fifteen biggest spenders based on both lobbying and contribution totals. See the link below.