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  • MBA lobbyist: Here's what a Democrat-led House means to us

    One expert offers insight on what the finance industry is saying
    On Tuesday night, Democrats reclaimed control of the House of Representatives, securing more than 200 seats across the country. As more Democrats head to the House, one expert predicts they will focus their efforts on protecting consumer interests and banking regulations.
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  • Housing industry welcomes new Congress

    Stress the need to keep focus on housing
    While some midterm elections were still too close to call as of Wednesday morning, it was clear that Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives and Republicans will keep the Senate, and now the housing industry is welcoming the new Congress.
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  • Democrats take control of the House

    Maxine Waters to lead Financial Services Committee?
    It’s official – Democrats took control of the House of Representatives. This will mean several changes to House committees including replacing current House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, who did not seek re-election this year. Now, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., could be stepping up to take his place.
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  • Waters introduces legislation to prevent FHA foreclosures

    Bill would strengthen FHA mortgage servicer requirements
    In an attempt to prevent foreclosures on the Federal Housing Administration’s borrowers, Democrats introduced a new bill in Congress. Democrats explained the new legislation would strengthen the requirements for and increase oversight of FHA mortgage servicers.
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  • CFPB Acting Director Mulvaney refuses to answer Democrats’ questions

    Tells Congress to change oversight requirements
    Mulvaney has made no secret of his own disapproval of how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is set up, once calling it a “sick, sad joke.” But now, he is trying his hand at forcing the Democrats to bring further accountability to the bureau by not answering congressional Democrats' questions about his operations because, in short, he doesn’t have to.
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  • Democrats call for increased funding for federal housing programs

    Call for forgiveness of national flood insurance programs
    Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters, D-Calif., joined by the support of other Democratic members of Congress, sent several letters to congressional appropriators highlighting the importance of federal housing programs. The letters encouraged an increase in funding for certain housing programs and even debt forgiveness for the National Flood Insurance Program.
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  • Democrats call out Mulvaney’s reported changes to CFPB fair lending enforcement

    53 Democrats, including Warren, Waters, Brown, Menendez, want answers
    A group of more than 50 Congressional Democrats are questioning the motivation of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney’s reported decision to strip the agency’s Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity of its enforcement powers. The Democrats want to know what exactly Mulvaney is planning to do when it comes to fair lending.
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  • Senate Democrats press FTC for review of data security at Experian, Transunion

    Prominent Senators ask FTC to ensure that consumers’ data is secure
    The Federal Trade Commission is already investigating the massive data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers to hackers, but a number of top Democrats in the Senate want the agency to extend its investigation to the other big credit reporting agencies.
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