Washington — The US government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s call for Congress to fund a wall he promised to build on the US-Mexican border is threatening another campaign pledge to make rules easier to navigate for banks and corporations. The partial shutdown, sparked by a standoff between Democrats and Republicans over how to address Trump’s demand, is already the longest, entering its 27th day on Thursday with no signs of a resolution. The Trump administration has outlined plans to ease bank rules, overhaul corporate governance, and boost financial innovation, sparking hopes among executives that they would already start to feel the benefits in 2019. Yet with Democrats now in control of the House of Representatives and the 2020 presidential campaign expected to stymie policymaking, industry lobbyists worry the shutdown will further limit the narrow window for the new rules to kick in. Of particular concern is the fate of rules being penned by regulators to implement chan...

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