Items Tagged with 'Gary Miller'


  • Campaigning for homes

    The National Association of Realtors has always been a lobbying powerhouse. The association currently ranks fourth on the Center for Responsive Government’s list of “Heavy Hitters,”...
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  • Financial Services Takes Aim at HAMP and NSP

    Less than a week after approving bills to terminate the Emergency Homeowners Relief and the FHA Short Refinance programs, the House Financial Services Committee has approved bills to end the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). Stating that the two programs are ineffective and represent wasteful spending totaling $30 billion, Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus said, "We are on an unsustainable path that will lead to ruin, that will lead to a diminished standard of living for our children and grandchildren, and that will reduce the greatness of our country. We must take action immediately
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  • Congress Urges Broader TALF Timeline for CMBS

    Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., and Rep. Gary Miller, R-Calif., issued a letter Friday to Treasury Department secretary Tim Geithner and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, urging an extension of the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) through next year.
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  • Bill Urges HVCC Moratorium

    [Update 1] Two lawmakers serving on the House Financial Services Committee introduced HR 3044 late last week in an effort to temporarily lift new requirements from valuations and the way appraisals are ordered. The bill would impose an 18-month moratorium on the Home Valuation Code of Conduct, which took effect May 1.
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