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  • Democrats declare opposition to Mnuchin, delay confirmation vote

    Top Democrats speak out about Trump Treasury nominee
    The Senate Finance Committee planned to meet Monday evening to vote on the confirmation of Steve Mnuchin, the Trump administration’s choice to lead the Department of the Treasury. But that vote didn't happen. Senate Democrats instead moved to delay the vote, while other party leaders declared their opposition to Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary.
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  • Democratic state AGs join fight to save CFPB from Trump

    Seek to intervene in PHH fight over CFPB independence
    The embattled Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which top Congressional Democrats recently pledged to defend against potential attacks from the Trump administration, has more defenders in its corner now, as more than a dozen state attorneys general are joining the fight to protect the CFPB.
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  • Democrats want "victims of Mnuchin foreclosure machine" to testify at Treasury nominee hearing

    25 senators call for OneWest customers to speak at Mnuchin's hearing
    Senate Democrats recently began collecting complaints from consumers about Steve Mnuchin and OneWest Bank in preparation for Mnuchin’s confirmation hearing to serve as the next Secretary of the Department of the Treasury. What wasn’t known at the time is what exactly the Democrats planned to do with those complaints. But Friday, the Democrats showed their hand, asking the leadership of the Senate Committee on Finance to allow “victims of Mnuchin foreclosure machine” to testify at Mnuchin’s confirmation hearing.
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  • Elizabeth Warren pledges to fight Trump, Republicans on Dodd-Frank, CFPB

    CFPB architect: Big banks cannot be 'turned loose' on U.S. economy
    Just in case anyone thought that the Democratic Party plans to stand idly by while President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Party move to undo many of the financial reforms of the last eight years, one of its most outspoken members pledged this week to fight Trump and the Republicans every step of the way.
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  • Hillary Clinton reportedly adds former CFPB assistant director Rohit Chopra to transition team

    Politico: Outspoken critic of student loan debt issue set to join Clinton's team
    Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State and current Democratic nominee for president, is adding one of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s close allies and a former executive at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to her transition team as she prepares for the coming election.
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  • Tim Kaine: Here's how Hillary Clinton will ensure fair housing for all

    Democratic vice presidential nominee pens op-ed for CNN on housing plans
    The Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, spent much of his pre-politics career as a fair housing attorney, spending nearly 20 years fighting for fair housing, and it looks like he plans to continue that fight if he becomes vice president. Here, in Kaine's own words, is the Democrats' plan to ensure fair housing for all.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is housing talk finally coming to the 2016 election?

    A full rundown of all things housing in the race for the White House
    Well, we're smack dab in the middle of election season now, and housing is thus far, decidedly not on the agenda. But is that all about to change? While Republican nominee Donald Trump didn't touch on housing in his acceptance speech last week, the Republican Party platform does call for significant changes to the country's housing finance system. As for the Democrats, the party made two big moves over the weekend that could bring housing into the conversation.
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  • Bernie Sanders hints at Elizabeth Warren as potential VP

    Doomsday scenario for Wall Street?
    While the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders may be facing some mounting odds, Sanders is still a viable and active candidate, and still has at least a theoretical chance of winning in November. And while his odds may be long, that isn't stopping Sanders from floating a name of a potential running mate that would send a serious shiver down the collective spine of Wall Street – Elizabeth Warren.
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  • Bernie Sanders announces sweeping housing agenda

    Wants expansion of HUD programs, credit score reform, 'reinvigoration' of HARP
    Say what you will about the Democratic candidates for president (and many do, often with good reason), but at least they are talking housing in 2016. Earlier this year, Hillary Clinton released her full economic agenda, which included several major housing reforms. Now, Bernie Sanders is joining Clinton in releasing his own housing agenda, which includes expanding HUD programs, reforming credit scoring and other proposals.
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  • Progressives using HUD NPL sales to disqualify Castro as Democratic VP nominee

    Fighting within Democratic Party leads to attacks on HUD Secretary
    The in-fighting over the Democratic Party's 2016 nominee for President suddenly placed HUD Secretary Julián Castro in the crossfire. Now, a cadre of progressive groups are targeting Castro in an attempt to disqualify him as Hillary Clinton’s potential nominee, and using HUD’s practice of selling non-performing loans to private investors as their weapon.
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