House Committee approves slate of mortgage, housing reforms

Passed by a vote of 348 to 72, the bill reforms the Federal Housing Administration and is the latest lifeline thrown to borrowers from Washington as the fallout in the mortgage market continues.

Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, joins the House Financial Services Committee from the Texas House of Representatives, where during the 2017 legislative session he led a group of homeowners in a fight to protect homes from being annexed into city limits without the approval of property owners.

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House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Main menu. About. Chairman Elijah E. Cummings; Members;. Cummings Responds to New IG Report Criticizing DOJ’s Efforts to Combat Mortgage Fraud.. Oversight Committee Approves Bipartisan Inspector General Empowerment Legislation.

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This past week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before both the House Financial Services Committee and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government regarding a broad slate of economic items and the Treasury Department’s FY 2020 budget request, respec Apr 08, 2019 MBA Advocacy Update

On April 3, the Senate Finance Committee approved and reported legislation, the Expiring Provisions Improvement, Reform, and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act, authored by Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to extend for two years many expiring tax provisions, including a provision extending the minimum 9 percent housing credit rate for allocations made before January 1, 2016.

On September 6, the tenth anniversary of the federal government’s takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, retiring House Financial Services Committee chair Jim Hensarling (R-TX) released a discussion draft for the Bipartisan Housing Finance Reform Act. The measure is co-sponsored by Reps. John Delaney (D-MD) and Jim Himes (D-NY) and would eliminate Fannie Mae [.]

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said President Donald Trump "has approved" the Treasury’s plan to reform mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mnuchin appeared before the Senate Banking.

House panel advances slate of reform-minded bills. The House Financial Services Committee approved and advanced 12 pieces of legislation that its leadership says will help protect financial institutions and ease regulatory burdens on smaller entities.. The bill amends the National Housing.