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Senate Banking Approves Johnson-Crapo Housing Finance Reform Bill

WASHINGTON (5/15/14 UPDATED 11:07 a.m. ET)-- The Senate Banking Committee voted this morning to approve its Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2014 (S. 1217). The vote was 13-9. 
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), the committee's ranking member, has called housing reform "the most... More

PATH Act Approved By Committee, Moves On To U.S. House

WASHINGTON (UPDATED: 7/24/13, 10:15 A.M. ET)--House Financial Services Committee members this morning approved the "Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowner (PATH) Act of 2013" (H.R. 2767) on a mainly party line vote. The bill may now be considered by the full U.S. House.
Technical amendments... More

House GSE Reform Bill Is Unveiled

WASHINGTON (7/11/13, UPDATE 12:34 P.M. ET)--The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), and others of the committee's leadership unveiled a bill today they say is intended to "create a sustainable housing finance system."
The Protecting American Taxpayers... More