Items Tagged with 'Dianne Feinstein'


  • California Democrats call on Carson to keep “free from discrimination” in HUD mission statement

    Sens. Harris, Feinstein, others concerned that HUD’s work could be changing
    Several prominent California Democrats, including the state’s two senators, are calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development to not make the rumored changes to HUD’s mission statement, arguing that removing the phrase “free from discrimination” could lead to a rise in housing discrimination.
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  • Schatz, Warren, Feinstein want FTC investigation of AirBnb, short-term rental industry

    Democratic senators worry about impact on housing costs, availability
    Three Democratic senators are concerned about the impact of short-term home rental companies like AirBnb, HomeAway, VRBO, and Flipkey on communities' housing markets and want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate. Here's what Sens. Brian Schatz, Elizabeth Warren, and Diane Feinstein think of the short-term rental industry.
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  • Cramdown Legislation Hits Senate Roadblock

    A hotly-contested legislative proposal that would allow bankruptcy judges to modify mortgage debt in certain bankruptcy cases appears to be losing momentum in the U.S. Senate, various sources said this week. So-called 'cramdown' legislation, which passed a key vote in the House of Representatives in early March, has been facing much stiffer opposition in the Senate and has forced the Senate bill 61's primary sponsor, Richard Durbin (D-IL), to back away from a harsher stance he had taken with respect to the cramdown proposal.
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