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CFPB Asks For Comments on Enhanced Consumer Complaint Database


-+*The Bureau reported as of June 1, 2015, it has handled more than 627,000 complaints from the time it opened its doors in July 2011. According to the CFPB, about 28 percent of those complaints have been mortgage-related, making it the category with the largest share (debt collection was second with 25 percent). The Bureau says it forwards the complaints to companies and works to get a response, typically within 15 days.

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Key Takeaways From CFPB Whistleblower Hearing in House Subcommittee


-+*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


-+*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


-+*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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