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Happy 5-year anniversary CFPB! Will you make it to 6?

The shaky future of the CFPB
Five years ago today marked the first day of one of the most unique and powerful regulators in government. The entity, designed to fix one of the worst financial crises in America’s history, might not be around much longer, at least not in the same capacity the mortgage industry has come to know. The bureau might want to think twice about its birthday wish this year.
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Wall Street Journal editorial lauds Republican plan to abolish Dodd-Frank

"Regulators are no better than bankers"
Count the Wall Street Journal editorial board among the supporters of the Republican-crafted plan to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In an editorial published on Sunday, the Wall Street Journal editorial board calls the Republican plan a "promising idea" that would "promote economic growth and protect taxpayers"
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Republicans demand answers from HUD's Castro on FHA non-performing loan sales

Hensarling calls for Castro to appear before House Financial Services Committee
Last week, HUD and the FHA announced the "most significant improvements to date" to its non-performing loan sales program. But House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, is less than impressed with those changes, going so far as to question HUD, the FHA, and HUD Secretary Julián Castro's motivations for making the changes.
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Inside the foundation-shattering Republican plan to abolish Dodd-Frank

Includes ending 'too big to fail', dramatic overhaul of CFPB
If House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, gets his way, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 will soon be remembered as the day that the death clock started on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Here's an in-depth look at the Republican-crafted plan to fundamentally change how the CFPB, the FHFA, and the country's entire financial system, functions.
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GOP to reveal plan to replace Dodd-Frank

Would require boost in capital
About a week after sharing his dislike for Dodd-Frank regulation, Representative Jeb Hensarling proposed his alternative. This new proposed regulation would require banks to increase their capital, but provide a way out of Dodd-Frank regulation. Here are the details.
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Republicans set to unveil plan to replace Dodd-Frank

Hensarling: Dodd-Frank "stands as a monument to the arrogance and hubris of man"
Later this year, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will reach its sixth anniversary, unless Congressional Republicans get their way. They would hate to see Dodd-Frank reach anniversary number seven judging by this recent, fiery speech. Here's what their replacement would look like.
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House Financial Services Committee approves bill to rein in CFPB budget

Hensarling: We will continue to debate the activities of this particular rogue agency
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, long a target of Republicans on Capitol Hill, is in the crosshairs again, as the House Financial Services Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would bring the CFPB’s budget under Congressional oversight. The CFPB's budget currently comes from the Federal Reserve, which has no oversight of the bureau.
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From HW Magazine

CFPB Watch: Congress fights for control

The Senate joins the House in trying to exercise oversight
“The CFPB undoubtedly remains the single most powerful and least accountable Federal agency in all of Washington,” Jeb Hensarling said. “When it comes to the credit cards, auto loans and mortgages of hardworking taxpayers, the CFPB has unbridled, discretionary power not only to make those less available and more expensive, but to absolutely take them away.”
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From HW Magazine

Senate flip

How much will Republicans actually do in the next two years?
Some economists believe the Republican sweep of both the Senate and House will reduce gridlock, increase pro-business legislation, and perhaps even lead to tax and immigration reform. One thing’s for certain — Democratic efforts to raise the minimum wage are now dead in the water.
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