Mr. Frank goes back to Washington

Mr. Frank goes back to Washington

Former Congressman to testify before Congress on Dodd-Frank impact

Happy 4th birthday Dodd-Frank! Everyone hates you

How effective has Dodd-Frank really been?

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Former CFPB head eyes White House?

The bubble’s last days; New HUD rule the “Common Core” of housing

Items Tagged with 'PATH Act'


Rep. Delany: Time to end government’s role in setting price of mortgage finance

Mortgage finance plan combines private capital with government muscle
April 21, 2014
Representative John K. Delaney, D-Md., cites the government’s “mispricing of risk” as a significant contributor to the financial crisis and says, “We have ample evidence of what happens when the government distorts the massive mortgage market.”
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WSJ: Johnson-Crapo isn't a cure, it's the illness 2.0

Board favors PATH Act instead of blowing more bubbles
April 14, 2014
There are better ways to kill Fannie and Freddie, the WSJ board says. One of them is the PATH Act.
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Paul Ryan budget will not abandon Fannie and Freddie

…for now
April 4, 2014
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac managed to still weasel their way into the Hose Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s, R-Wis., fiscal year 2015 budget plan. However, the lifeline is slowly coming to a close.
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Here's the reaction to the latest Fannie, Freddie reform proposal

Waters' plan joins three others already in consideration
March 28, 2014
With the release of GSE reform legislation from Representative Maxine Waters, there are now four different proposals to wind down Fannie and Freddie and create a new mortgage market structure in the U.S. But have we reached the saturation point of GSE reform proposals?
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Breaking down the three GSE reform measures

SFIG compares Johnson-Crapo, Corker-Warner and PATH
March 27, 2014
The Structured Finance Industry Group has put together a side-by-side comparison of three major GSE reform packages currently floating around Capitol Hill.
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3 dangers housing finance faces in 2014

Ambiguous, complex, and inconsistent enforcment ahead
January 23, 2014
When a law's effect is determined by how it is enforced, and when there's a new model of regulation by people who don't understand what they're regulating — that's not a good place to be.
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Maxine Waters places housing reform on chopping block

Calls for principal reduction, more equal access to market
November 4, 2013
While Maxine Waters, D-Calif., applauded the current proposals on the Congressional floor, she still believes more can be done. As a result, she is preparing an alternative approach to these proposals that comprehensively addresses the issue of replacing the government-sponsored enterprises’ multifamily program.
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House panel grills FHA Commissioner

Carol Galante: $1.68B funding request is not a bailout
October 29, 2013
Federal Housing Administration Commissioner Carol Galante pushed back at claims from Congress that the FHA’s recent request for a $1.7 billion Treasury draw is a bailout or proof that the agency's model is a failure.
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Hensarling blames Dodd-Frank for mortgage market volatility

Housing finance reform is a necessity for a sustainable market
October 29, 2013
The passing and implementation of Dodd-Frank gave the government more ineffectual power to micromanage the mortgage sector and ultimately reverse any progress made within the market itself, House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, said Tuesday.
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GSE reform proposals next on the to-do list

Housing recovery prompts Congress to move forward with GSE restructuring
October 14, 2013
There seems to be a bipartisan commitment to encouraging private capital to re-enter the housing market, while winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s dominance in the space.
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