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Volume 25 - Number 10

May 12, 2014

HFSC Votes to Override Multiple CFPB Rules, Despite Senate Signal

Members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee from each party said there is interest on Capitol Hill in moving technical corrections legislation aimed at the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. However, housing finance reform legislation comes first, said Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN, and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, in comments to attendees at the Independent Community Bankers Association of America’s recent 2014 Washington policy summit. Neither explained exactly why housing reform is the priority, but one observer speculated that, in football terms, “it’s probably because housing reform is closer to the goal line.” Given the suddenly deteriorating prospects for the leading measure in that regard, the so-called Johnson-Crapo bill, that doesn’t bode well for those...

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