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The Week Ahead: FSC to Hold Financial CHOICE Hearing

In the wake of President Trump’s executive order targeting Dodd-Frank and Consumer Protection, the Financial Services Committee (FSC) will hold a hearing to discuss the Financial CHOICE act. Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling first unveiled the rules and principles guiding Financial CHOICE last June, and the act was approved by the FSC in September. At the center of the act is a plan eliminate bailouts and hold Wall Street accountable. Additionally, the act calls for banks to be better capitalized, and to reduce the strain of regulation on smaller banks.

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Critics Fear Crisis After Latest Exec Orders

Critics have begun to speak out after President Trump signed two executive orders calling for the review into “too big to fail” and a number of financial oversight entities. Some even fear it could signal another financial crisis is on the horizon. Trump’s orders specifically require a review of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Orderly Liquidation Authority.

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CFPB Defends Its Own Constitutionality

On Friday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a brief defending the constitutionality of its single director structure, which has been called into question several times through the course of its ongoing case against PHH Corp. The brief, filed in advance of oral arguments, stated that the CFPB’s leadership model was not a violation of the Constitution’s separation of powers clause.

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Trump Determines the Future of HUD

The president plans to reduce spending in nearly every department, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and move the difference into defense spending.

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Presidents Ranked by Housing Stats

To celebrate President's Day, the National Association of Realtors® has produced some data showing housing health under each president. From Nixon to Trump, learn where each president ranks.

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