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Volume 17 - Number 25

December 15, 2017

GSE Jumpstart Reauthorization Act Could Suspend HTF Contributions

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be barred from making contributions to the Housing Trust Fund if Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt decides to forgo sending dividend payments to the Treasury under a bill approved this week by the House Financial Services Committee. The GSE Jumpstart Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 4560) would also extend an existing prohibition on the Treasury Department from selling its shares in the GSEs without congressional approval. That ban, currently due to sunset at the end of this month, would be extended to Dec. 31, 2018. The bill, introduced on Dec. 6 by Rep. French Hill, R-AR, would suspend Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...

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What’s your opinion on how Mick Mulvaney has managed the CFPB since he took over three months ago?

He’s done a good job of paring back the agency’s excesses and we’d like to see more.


I hope he totally dismantles the agency and sends those functions back to the agencies hence they came.


Not bad, but he needs to take his time making additional changes.


We’re totally aghast. He’s gone way too far in protecting the rights of companies not consumers!