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Democrats want "victims of Mnuchin foreclosure machine" to testify at Treasury nominee hearing

25 senators call for OneWest customers to speak at Mnuchin's hearing
Senate Democrats recently began collecting complaints from consumers about Steve Mnuchin and OneWest Bank in preparation for Mnuchin’s confirmation hearing to serve as the next Secretary of the Department of the Treasury. What wasn’t known at the time is what exactly the Democrats planned to do with those complaints. But Friday, the Democrats showed their hand, asking the leadership of the Senate Committee on Finance to allow “victims of Mnuchin foreclosure machine” to testify at Mnuchin’s confirmation hearing.
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Steve Mnuchin, Trump Treasury pick, to face Senate on Jan. 19

Former Goldman Sachs, OneWest Bank exec likely to be grilled by Democrats
On Friday, the Senate Committee on Finance announced that the confirmation hearing for Steve Mnuchin, the Trump administration’s choice to lead the Department of the Treasury, will take place on Thursday, Jan. 19. The Democrats are expected to grill Mnuchin for his time with OneWest Bank, which was accused of redlining and illegal foreclosure activities under his leadership.
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Trump picks former Goldman Sachs exec, OneWest chairman Steve Mnuchin to lead Treasury

Led mortgage bond trading at Goldman Sachs
Steve Mnuchin, a former executive at Goldman Sachs and former chairman of OneWest Bank, is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of the Treasury during his administration, Trump’s transition team announced Wednesday morning. Here's more information on Mnuchin's long history in finance and mortgages and a look at the varied reactions to his appointment.
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Trump reportedly considering Rep. Jeb Hensarling to lead Treasury

House Financial Services Committee chairman to cabinet post?
In another indication of how President-elect Donald Trump plans to pursue financial reform, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, is reportedly being considered to serve as Secretary of the Treasury in the Trump administration.
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U.S. expands investigation into money laundering by foreign cash buyers

Government finds evidence of suspicious activities in high-end real estate
The federal government revealed Wednesday that its investigation into foreign buyers using high-end U.S. real estate as a means to launder money found that potentially illicit activity is behind a "significant" portion of the cash transactions in Manhattan and Miami, and plans to expand the investigation into Los Angeles, San Francisco, and several other areas.
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Obama administration presents a look at life after HAMP

Feds provide a preview of what's next
Time is ticking on the government's Home Affordable Modification Program and Home Affordable Refinance Program, as both will end on Dec. 31, 2016. In a comprehensive report published Monday, the Treasury, HUD, and the FHFA say that while these programs are set to end this year, the government plans to continue working with the mortgage industry on various loss mitigation programs moving forward, but caution that the industry needs to be prepared to do more.
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Treasury committing $1 billion more to fight blight, help struggling borrowers

Announces next round of Hardest Hit Fund allocations
In February, the Department of the Treasury announced that it planned to boost the Hardest Hit Fund by as much as $2 billion. The first round of funding saw the Treasury Department allocate $1 billion. And Wednesday, the Treasury announced the second round of funding, with $1 billion more now set aside to fight blight and help struggling homeowners.
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From HW Magazine

Smoking gun?

What a Treasury memo reveals about its intentions for GSEs and investors
The Treasury document also contradicts statements made a number of times by Treasury officials about the capital ratios that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would have to maintain. The document claims the percent is 3% to 4%, while statements since then have claimed 10%.
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