Items Tagged with 'Urban Affairs'


  • Dodd Retains Position, Vows to Focus on Housing Needs

    As President-elect Barack Obama begins his transition into the White House, the usual amount of shuffling is taking place within governmental staff. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs chairman Chris Dodd, D-Conn. has said he will stay on as chairman in the 111th Congress and work with ranking member Richard Shelby, R-Ala. and the new Obama Administration "to build an economy that is strong and in which every American has the opportunity to succeed."
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  • FHA Refi Plan Hits Speed Bump in Senate Committee

    Congressional Democrats' efforts to push through a housing aid bill that would expand the Federal Housing Adminstration's authority to insure refinancing of troubled mortgages hit a snag Friday morning, with Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) tabling a planned May 6 markup of his FHA bill and a long-stalled proposal to revamp regulation of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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