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  • It’s official: Trump nominates Mark Calabria to lead FHFA

    Late Tuesday night, President Donald Trump announced his choice to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency – Mark Calabria. Calabria’s nomination must still be approved by the Senate, but with his extensive background in housing, and a Republican majority in the Senate, that isn’t expected to be a problem. Click the headline to read more.

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  • Senate votes to advance Kathy Kraninger as next CFPB director

    Kraninger's confirmation nearly complete
    Voting along party lines, the Senate voted Thursday to close the debate and move forward with the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to serve as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The procedural vote sets up an official confirmation vote, which should occur in the next few days.
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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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  • Apartment List: Housing legislation can't make it through Congress

    Out of 10,222 bills introduced so far this term, only 115 had to do with housing
    Out of the 10,222 bills introduced so far in the 115th Congress, only 115 of those had to do with housing and of those 115, not a one made it to the Oval Office. According to a report from Apartment List, despite growing national concern regarding the housing affordability crisis, what few potential solutions are being put forth, can’t make through Congress because they are not a priority.
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  • Bipartisan push begins in Senate to expand mortgage access for self-employed borrowers

    Self-Employed Mortgage Access Act introduced
    Ever since the Qualified Mortgage rule went into effect a few years ago, borrowers who don’t have a traditional source of income have had a hard time getting a mortgage. Well, a bipartisan push is underway in the Senate that could change that. Late Tuesday, Sens. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, and Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota, announced they are introducing legislation designed to make it easier for self-employed borrowers to get a mortgage.
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  • Senate passes flood insurance reform at 11th hour

    Housing industry continues to push for long-term solution
    Tuesday, the day the current National Flood Insurance Program was set to expire, the Senate passed yet another short-term extension of the program. But while the housing industry is pleased Congress did not let the current program expire, it also emphasized the need to create a long-term solution.
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  • Senate narrowly passes measure to restore net neutrality

    But will it advance in House?
    The Senate voted Wednesday to restore net neutrality ahead of its scheduled rollback. While real estate companies are in full support of the Senate’s decision, the measure still needs to be voted on by the House of Representatives and be signed off on by President Donald Trump.
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