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Key Takeaways From CFPB Whistleblower Hearing in House Subcommittee

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-+*Witnesses who testified at the hearing were Robert Cauldwell, President of the National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 335 and CFPB Examiner, and Florine Williams, Senior Equal Employment Specialist of the CFPB's Office of Civil Rights. Cauldwell went as far as to say the word "allegations" should be removed from the title of the hearing, because "discrimination and retaliation against CFPB employees is a fact."

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HUD Appropriations Bill Passes in Senate Committee

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-+*According to a press release from the committee, this action will make $55.65 billion in funds available for consideration by the Senate, a $1.88 billion increase from FY2015 and $7 billion below the amount the President Obama requested. The legislation provides $37.56 billion for HUD specifically, an increase of nearly $2 billion above the FY2015 enacted level and $3 billion below the President’s request.

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Fed Vice Chairman Speaks On Evolution of Supervisory Stress Tests

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-+*Even though the Fed's approach to stress testing has evolved in the last six years, some elements of the original SCAP remain in the stress tests conducted by the Fed today, such as supervisory stress scenarios applicable to all firms; defined consequences for firms that are deemed to be insufficiently capitalized; and public disclosure of the stress test results, according to Fischer.

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CFPB Issues Proposed Amendment to Delay TRID Effective Date Until October 3

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-+*The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced a proposed amendment to the Know Before You Owe mortgage rule, commonly known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule, which would move the effective date of the rule to Saturday, October 3, 2015. According to CFPB, the Bureau is issuing the proposed amendment to correct an "administrative error" that would have pushed the TRID effective date back at least two weeks from its original effective date of August 1, 2015.

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House Subcommittee to Examine New Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation at CFPB

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-+*The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing this week as part of a continued investigation of allegations that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) discriminated against employees and subsequently retaliated against the whistleblowers, according to an announcement on the House Financial Services Committee website.

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