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  • House passes massive bipartisan economic growth bill

    Hensarling, Waters put forth bill made up of 32 pieces of legislation
    The House of Representatives just passed a massive piece of bipartisan legislation that some are calling the “cherry on top” of President Donald Trump’s Dodd-Frank rollback. The bill, called the JOBS Act 3.0, is a massive bipartisan effort made up of 32 pieces of individual legislation, and passed the House with a margin of 406-4.
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  • Top housing trade groups urge Congress to extend National Flood Insurance Program

    NAR, NAHB, ABA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and others up in arms
    This week, more than 20 of the top housing trade groups urged Congress to extend the National Flood Insurance Program. In a letter sent to Congressional leadership on both sides of the aisle, the organizations warn Congress that failure to reauthorize the program by July 31 will jeopardize an estimated total of 40,000 American homes.
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  • Bipartisan push begins in Congress to change CFPB leadership to commission

    Not the first time for such an effort
    While some congressional Democrats and Republicans are fighting over who’s supposed to be serving as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau right now, a handful of their colleagues want to do away with the bureau’s single director structure altogether and replace it with a bipartisan commission.
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  • House Democrats push Equifax to provide more protection for data breach victims

    Want Equifax to provide three years of identify theft protection
    In the wake of the massive data breach that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers to hackers, Equifax offered to provide a number of services to the affected consumers, including one year of identity theft protection. But, in the eyes of all 19 Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Equifax is not doing enough to make those consumers whole again.
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  • House approves changes to TRID rule, loan originator licensing rules

    Bill brings changes to SAFE Act rules for nonbank originators
    The House of Representatives last night approved a bill that could bring big changes to the mortgage industry, including making it easier for loan originators to move from a traditional bank to a nonbank. The bill would also bring changes to the CFPB’s TRID rule. Here are the full details.
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  • Mortgage Choice Act approved by House of Representatives

    Bill to adjust TILA definition of points and fees passes House for third time
    The House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass the Mortgage Choice Act of 2017, which would adjust the Truth in Lending Act’s definitions of points and fees under the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule. This is actually the third time that the House has passed a “Mortgage Choice Act” that contained similar provisions.
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  • Financial services groups ask Congress to pursue new data breach rules

    Bankers, title companies lay out vision for data security legislation
    Credit reporting agencies are far from the only companies that house consumers’ data. Banks, credit unions, insurance companies, title insurers and other companies are also tasked with safeguarding the information they possess. And now, the trade groups that represent many of those companies are also asking for the government to enact new data security rules.
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  • House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling not running for re-election

    Prominent Texas Republican announces retirement from Congress
    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, will not run for re-election in 2018, the prominent Republican told his supporters on Tuesday. Hensarling may be on his way out of Congress, but he said Tuesday that he won’t stop working to further his agenda for the remainder of his term – including housing finance reform.
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