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Uniting Over Housing

Here is how a divided Congress can come together and solve the current housing market challenges through bipartisan legislation.

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House Bill Would Streamline Volcker Rule

The push to streamline reforms put in place after the financial crisis continues as the House of Representatives has passed a new bill that would streamline the Volcker Rule. Implemented as part of the larger Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and ...

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Making Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Permanent

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United States tax policy has been in the spotlight in recent months, with President Trump signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law in December, and experts debating what the long-term impact of the bill will be ever since. ...

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House Passes Four Financial Services Bills

All eyes were on the Senate Tuesday afternoon as it took up discussion of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, a bipartisan bill that would scale back and modify certain regulations put in place by the 2010 ...

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Are Servicing Reforms on the Horizon?

With housing finance reform legislation once again in the works in Congress, now might be the right time for reforms in the mortgage servicing industry. The first in this three-part series of reports makes a case for the government to review and mitigate the risks associated with inefficient mortgage servicing.

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Waters Introduces Bill Targeting Big Banks

On Wednesday Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-California) issued a warning to big banks in the form of a new bill that if made into law would allow regulators to break up mega banks that have a record of repeated customer complaints.

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One Rule—Two Outlooks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent arbitration rule might be in trouble, according to a recent press release by the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Take a look at what Senators are saying about the rule and what they’re doing to overturn it.

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