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Get ready: Congress fires up Dodd-Frank, CFPB overhaul

Committee hearing date set for Financial CHOICE Act 2.0
The Dodd-Frank doomsday clock just ticked a little closer to midnight. The Republican-crafted plan to overhaul the country’s financial regulatory system and overturn many provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is now one step closer to becoming a reality, as the House of Representatives is set to consider the Financial CHOICE Act.
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Congress takes on "predatory" PACE loans

Bills introduced to change rules for energy improvement loans
The rules surrounding energy retrofit loans, the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, which engendered a great deal of divisiveness over the last few years, could be about to change, as both houses of Congress are set to consider changes to the rule. And what's the name of the act meant to challenge PACE loans? Well, that's called PACE too. Click for the full explanation.
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Katie Porter, California mortgage settlement monitor and Warren protégé, running for Congress

Elizabeth Warren: "There's no one I trust more to take on Donald Trump"
The coming battle for control of Congress in 2018 has a new combatant, one that would bring significant experience in the mortgage space to the House of Representatives. Katie Porter, who served as California’s independent monitor for the nationwide $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement and boasts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. as a mentor, announced that she is running for a seat in the House of Representatives in 2018.
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Maxine Waters accuses Wells Fargo execs of dodging fake account inquiries

Says execs questioned by Republicans, but won't sit for Democrats
Wells Fargo executives are dodging additional Congressional inquiries into the bank’s massive fake accounts scandal, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said last week in a letter sent to Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan. Click the headline for more on Waters' accusation and what Wells Fargo says about it.
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Top trade organizations support barring use of Fannie, Freddie g-fees for federal spending

Mortgage bankers, Realtors, mortgage insurers, others support bill
A consortium of the housing industry’s top trade organizations declared their collective support for an ongoing effort in Congress to permanently bar the use of funds raised from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fees to cover federal spending in areas not related to mortgages. Here's the skinny.
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Hensarling, Waters chosen to lead House Financial Services Committee again

Representatives from Texas and California to serve as committee leadership
The halls and chambers of Congress are certainly going to look different when the 115th Congress begins its term in January. The leadership of the House Financial Services Committee, on the other hand, will look just the same as it has in the last two Congressional terms, as Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., will again serve as the committee’s leaders.
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FBR: Wells Fargo's next move is critical, for the bank and for the industry

CEO John Stumpf to face grilling on Capitol Hill
What happens over the next few days will go a long way in determining how Wells Fargo, and the banking industry as a whole, will weather the storm currently swirling around the megabank from the “widespread unlawful” practices of more than 5,000 former employees who opened more than 2 million fake accounts in order to get sales bonuses.
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House Financial Services Committee launches own investigation into Wells Fargo

Megabank already facing inquiry in Senate
Another shoe is about to drop on Wells Fargo, as the megabank attempts to weather the storm surrounding the $185 million fine levied against it for the “widespread unlawful” practices of more than 5,000 former employees who opened more than two million fake accounts in order to get sales bonuses. The bank is facing an investigation by the Department of Justice, an inquiry from the Senate Banking Committee, and now an investigation by the House Financial Services Committee.
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