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  • Fed Chairman Powell tells Congress he would ignore Trump if fired

    “I fully intend to serve,” the nation’s top central banker said
    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress on Wednesday that he wouldn’t leave his post as the nation’s top central banker even if President Donald Trump fired him. Any whiff of instability at the top of the nation’s banking system could cause rates to rise as mortgage-bond investors seek additional compensation for perceived risk.
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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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  • 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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  • Multifamily industry takes Capitol Hill for regulatory reform

    NMHC, NAA, and industry heads met with Congress seeking regulatory, affordable housing crisis solutions
    Multifamily industry heads met with Congress to hash out regulatory burdens and affordability last week. The National Multifamily Housing Council, National Apartment Association, Gables Residential CEO Sue Ansel and others gathered on Capitol Hill to seek solutions to regulatory burdens imposed at the local, state and federal levels as well as potential solutions for the housing shortage that is fueling the affordability crisis.
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  • Mulvaney asks Congress to dramatically reduce CFPB’s independence

    Wants agency funded through Congress, new rules approved by Congress
    Mick Mulvaney continued his push to substantially alter the operations of a federal agency that he once called a “sick, sad joke” by asking Congress on Monday to significantly increase its oversight of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In his first report to Congress as CFPB acting director, Mulvaney asked Congress to enact four major reforms that would considerably cut the CFPB’s independence.
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  • 113 congressional Republicans declare support for Mick Mulvaney as CFPB director

    File amicus brief in legal battle over bureau’s interim director
    Late last week, a group of 113 congressional Republicans declared their support for President Donald Trump’s authority to name Mick Mulvaney as the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Republicans argue that Leandra English's assertion that she should be leading the CFPB has no merit.
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