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    Late last year, as the fallout from the fake account scandal at Wells Fargo was still in full force, rumors began to circulate that the bank could be facing another regulatory smackdown due to reportedly failing to meet its requirements under the Community Reinvestment Act. And Tuesday, the other shoe dropped, as the bank disclosed that it did indeed fail to meet its CRA requirements.

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NAHB: White House asked for our help to get Gorsuch on Supreme Court

Builders' group says will help work to avoid Democrat filibuster
With the threat of Democratic filibuster looming in the Senate, the White House is apparently turning to homebuilders for help with getting Neil Gorsuch confirmed as the country’s next Supreme Court justice. And according a post from the National Association of Homebuilders, the group will answer the White House’s call.
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Trump reportedly considering former OneWest CEO to lead OCC

Joseph Otting worked closely with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
President Donald Trump is “expected to name” Joseph Otting to serve as the Comptroller of the Currency, one of the country’s top financial regulators, per a CNBC report. Otting served as the CEO of OneWest Bank from 2010 until 2015, working alongside Steven Mnuchin, the recently installed Secretary of the Department of the Treasury and the former chairman of OneWest.
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Former HUD senior advisor Richard Green: Here are the issues with Trump's budget

Ginnie Mae staffing levels and FHA infrastructure will both suffer

Late last week, Julián Castro, who served as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017 under former President Barack Obama, told HousingWire that he has several issues with President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, which calls for a $6.2 billion cut to HUD’s budget. But Castro isn’t the only former HUD official to express concerns with Trump’s budget.


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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Trump tapping familiar face to lead DOJ's civil division?

What will become of False Claims Act charges under new leader?
It looks like President Donald Trump is about to install a familiar face as the leader of the Department of Justice’s civil division. If that happens, what happens to the DOJ's recently preferred tactic of using the False Claims Act to extract settlements from lenders for supposedly misrepresenting the quality of loans to the Federal Housing Administration? The answer, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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In major reversal, U.S. sides with PHH, calls CFPB structure unconstitutional

DOJ asks court to give president authority to fire CFPB director at will
Recently, the U.S. government began to give off indications that it might be switching sides in the landmark battle between the CFPB and PHH, signaling that the Trump administration would not be as supportive of the CFPB as the Obama administration had been. And Friday, that's exactly what happened. Click the headline for the full story.
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Here's what Ben Carson thinks about the proposed $6.2 billion HUD budget cut

HUD Secretary issues brief statement about budget proposal
In a move first hinted at over a week ago, President Donald Trump released his budget proposal on Thursday, complete with a proposed $6.2 billion cut to the funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. So, what does HUD Secretary Ben Carson think of the cuts to HUD’s budget? For one, he’s in favor of them.
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Goldman Sachs CEO defends prevalence of company execs in government

Lloyd Blankfein: We don't get special treatment
Goldman Sachs sees so many of its executives transition into roles within the federal government that the company is often derisively referred to as “Government Sachs.” But Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein doesn’t see the “revolving door” between the government and Goldman Sachs as a problem. In fact, he fully supports it and expects it to continue.
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Trump aide, top Republican staffers, BlackRock exec among Mnuchin's top staff at Treasury

Treasury announces Secretary's senior staff
A former top aide to the campaign of President Donald Trump, two top Republican staffers, and a former executive at BlackRock will serve as the senior staff to Steven Mnuchin, the Department of the Treasury announced Friday. The four staffers will serve as key advisors on areas ranging from the federal budget, to tax reform, legislative issues, domestic finance, housing finance policy, and regulatory reform.
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Trump administration reinforces Dodd-Frank reform remains priority

Press Secretary comments on reforming the 22,000 pages of regulation
President Donald Trump and Press Secretary Sean Spicer both brought up the administration’s commitment to rolling back regulation and reforming Dodd-Frank on Thursday. Spicer reinforced this message during the White House daily briefing, giving the administration's latest thoughts on reform.
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