Volume 2014 - Number 18
May 8, 2014
Johnson-Crapo Reform Bill Markup Set to Resume Next Week But Observers Say Measure Won’t Get to Floor Vote
The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee is expected to vote on the housing finance reform legislation next week, but there’s a growing consensus among industry observers that no amount of last-minute patchwork compromises will make the bill ready for a prime-time Senate vote. Many observers said last week’s abrupt announcement by Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-SD, and Ranking Member Mike Crapo, R-ID, to delay consideration of S. 1217 in order to gain more than the minimum 12 votes needed to clear the committee doomed the chances of getting the bill to the floor for a vote. A banking committee staffer told...
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