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What’s Missing from GSE Reform

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are preparing to exit conservatorship. However, a new paper from the Urban Institute states that the Treasury’s plan is “based on a misconception.”

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Wallison: Treasury Department Wrong on Regulation Approach

Former White House Counsel and Senior Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute Peter J. Wallison put in an appearance Thursday on CNBC’s The Santelli Exchange, where he criticized the U.S. Treasury Department’s recent approach to regulation ...

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The Week Ahead: Eyes on the Treasury

Following a week of argument within Congress regarding everything from healthcare to the Financial CHOICE Act, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST, the Department of the Treasury will release its monthly Federal Budget Statement. The Bureau of Fiscal Service releases a report of the monthly receipts/outlays and deficits/surplus of the United States. This budget announcement comes right on the heels of the first round of votes to move the Financial CHOICE Act forward, a bill which would act as an alternative to the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Treasury Announces Extension of MHA, Efforts to Revitalize PLS Market

The Treasury Department announced Thursday new efforts by the Obama Administration to further stabilize the housing market. During his remarks at the Making Home Affordable (MHA) Fifth Anniversary Summit, Secretary Jack Lew announced an extension of the MHA program for at least one year and a new effort to help jump-start the Private Label Securities (PLS) market.

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