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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

League, CUs Attend 'Town Hall' with Sen. Mark Warner; Discuss GSE Reform

The Virginia Bankers Association hosted Sen. Mark Warner Friday for a town hall meeting where interested groups discussed GSE reform. League Senior Vice President David Miles and several credit union representatives attended.

The Virginia Bankers Association hosted Sen. Mark Warner Friday for a town... 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.
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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