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The top 10 critical issues facing GSE reform

Urban Institute: Reform in limbo
Brena Swanson
Almost six years into conservatorship and barely any progress has been made to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or create a new housing system. But before reform can even happen, the Urban Institute said these 10 design issues need to be addressed.
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Sparks fly as House GOP grills Cordray on CFPB

Compares National Mortgage Database to NSA spying
Trey Garrison
They pulled off the kid gloves and the boxing gloves at the House Financial Services Committee, going full-on brass knuckles on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its director, who was there to give his semi-annual report to Congress. Republicans targeted the CFPB, and the Democrats targeted Republicans.
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Financial Services Committee can't get past CFPB debate

Waters: "We should not cut off the ability of the CFPB..."
Brena Swanson
Despite a lot of topics on the plate of the Financial Services Committee to debate, they could not seem to get away from the discussion of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This being just one of the several topics discussed.
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Here's the reaction to the latest Fannie, Freddie reform proposal

Waters' plan joins three others already in consideration
Ben Lane
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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Hensarling: “We are headed for a debt crisis”

Regulators heighten attention on national debt
Brena Swanson
The nation is headed on a destructive path to an overwhelming pile of national debt, Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, said during the first hearing in a series planned to focus on attention on the impact of the nation’s debt on the economy.
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How bad will QM hurt homeowners and home buyers?

House Financial Services Committee wants answers (already)
Trey Garrison
House leaders examining impact of QM in ongoing push-back against regulations that they say give preference to GSEs and take focus on real reform needed.
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FHA caught between a rock and a hard place

Republicans, Democrats and mortgage professionals can't agree on the FHA
Kerri Ann Panchuk
The FHA is caught between warring interests. On one hand any reduction in its mortgage insurance abilities is questioned -- even though other parties want it done to bring back more private capital.
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The DeMarco Era ends at FHFA

Capitol Hill, the housing industry react to Mel Watt’s confirmation
Kerri Ann Panchuk
The senate's confirmation of Mel Watt to lead the FHFA means the end of a distinct era in housing finance.
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CFPB remains standing, but Congressional push to reshape it continues

Kerri Ann Panchuk
The CFPB remains a point of contention in Congress as lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee review six bills designed to reshape the agency and its leadership structure.
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Hensarling: GSEs have not repaid taxpayers one thin dime

HousingWire Staff
Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, emphasized that the idea that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are close to paying back taxpayers for the largest bailout in American history are completely false.
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