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  • House passes bipartisan bill that will make saving for retirement easier

    Offers greater retirement security, lifts IRA rules, improves 401(k)s
    The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill Thursday that would significantly improve Americans' ability to save for retirement by making it easier for employers to offer 401(k)s and for employees to live off those balances in their later years. If passed, it would impose the greatest changes to the nation's retirement system in 13 years.
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  • Former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling lands at UBS

    Long-time congressman will serve as executive vice chairman of the Americas
    Jeb Hensarling, who previously held one of the most powerful positions on Capitol Hill as chairman of the House committee that oversees the financial services industry and spent years advocating for the deregulation of said financial services industry, is now joining… the financial services industry.
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  • Democrats move to prevent foreclosures, evictions on unpaid federal workers

    22 Democrats introduce legislation to protect federal workers
    There are approximately 800,000 federal workers who are either furloughed or working without pay thanks to the government shutdown. The FHA has already asked the mortgage industry to help those workers with their mortgages, but a group of nearly two dozen congressional Democrats want more protection than that.
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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez struggles to afford rent, like most Millennials

    Millennials spend more than 45% of their income on rent before age 30
    Nationwide, renters are struggling to navigate affordability, especially Millennials who on average spend more than 45% of their income on rent before the age of 30. So, it shouldn’t be surprising when a Millennial voices concern about rental affordability, right? But what if that Millennial is a newly elected member of the House of Representatives?
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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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  • 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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  • House passes extension for National Flood Insurance Program

    Up to Senate to pass before program expires in July
    Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed legislation to authorize the National Flood Insurance Program for another four months. Now, the housing industry is urging the Senate to move quickly in order to pass the bill before it expires at the end of this month.
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