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A Simple Fix to Maintain FSOC’s Insurance Expertise

Justin Schardin / Blog May 16, 2017

Dodd-Frank does not include many of the details that are defined for the other voting members of FSOC, including anything on the Independent Member’s specific duties.

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Castro pushes for housing finance reform legislation

Housing / News September 16, 2014

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro on Tuesday urged Congress to continue pushing forward on passage of a housing finance reform bill.

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Love and hate on the Johnson-Crapo GSE reform effort

/ News March 11, 2014

Industry leaders gave a generally loving welcome to the agreement on GSE reform reached by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and Ranking Member Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, today, with smaller lenders and one investor and taxpayer-minded politician making up…

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Housing-Finance Bills Won’t Meet 2013 Target, U.S. Lawmakers Say

/ News December 11, 2013

Leaders of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee had pledged 2013 was the year to complete a measure to shrink the federal role in housing finance. Now they are looking forward to next year. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson and…

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The Impact of the 2016 Elections on GSE Reform

Michael A. Stegman / Blog November 18, 2016

While the election has surely changed the dynamics of housing finance reform, it is too early in the transition to know in exactly what ways.

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How Much Capital Is Enough?

Michael A. Stegman / Blog August 15, 2016

Lawmakers must strive to find the sweet spot between protecting taxpayers against another government bailout and providing broad and affordable access to credit.

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Measuring Credit Availability and Credit Risk in the Housing Finance System

Michael A. Stegman / Blog July 22, 2016

In anticipation of the next debate on housing finance reform, stakeholders must agree on ways to measure how well the existing system is making credit available.

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Leaders of BPC Housing Commission Encourage Senators Johnson and Crapo to Move Forward on Housing Finance Legislation

Frank Keating, George Mitchell, Mel Martinez, Henry Cisneros / Research February 3, 2014

Appearing at a BPC forum, Senator Crapo reinforced his commitment to move forward on legislation in early 2014.

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Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy (Sun Valley, ID Public Forum)

Housing / August 21, 2014 2:17 p.m. to 2:17 p.m. ET

The forum explored the future of the FHA, community lending and the role of small banks and innovations in rural housing.

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Financial Reform Must-Reads, November 24

Finance / Blog November 24, 2015

BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative highlights news articles, papers and other important work which illuminate current and new thinking within financial regulation.

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