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BPC discussion: Fannie, Freddie reform can happen but one step at a time

Housing / News July 16, 2015

Reform of the GSEs and housing finance may come, but it’s more likely to come in small bites rather than the big prix fixe Johnson-Crapo or the PATH Act.

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Representatives Neugebauer and Delaney to Discuss Housing Finance Reform at BPC

Housing / Press Release July 8, 2015

BPC will host a discussion on reforming our nation’s housing finance system with Representatives Randy Neugebauer and John Delaney.

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Housing Finance Reform: A Status Report

Housing / July 16, 2015 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET

As we approach the seventh anniversary of the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, what will it take for Congress to enact housing finance reform legislation?

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What to Watch for: Secretary Lew’s Testimony on FSOC’s Annual Report

Justin Schardin, Kristofer Readling / Blog June 16, 2015

The testimony may place special emphasis on emerging threats that have been in the news recently, most notably cybersecurity and international concerns.

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What We’re Reading in Financial Regulatory Reform, July 3

Finance / Blog July 3, 2014

“Shifting the Debate on Small-Dollar Credit” Op-ed in American Banker, June 17, 2014
By Aaron Klein

“We should refocus the discussion back on the consumer. Specifically, consumer groups, lenders and regulators should look at how to better distinguish between illiquid consumers who are short on cash but have sufficient means to pay these loans back and insolvent consumers who are headed toward bankruptcy and are unlikely to repay their loans. Moving the debate in this direction could lower costs to quality borrowers while simultaneously lowering costs to the industry. Profitable and socially responsible lending would be far more likely to occur if consumers can be accurately be categorized at a reasonable cost.” 

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What We’re Reading in Financial Regulatory Reform, June 13

Finance / Blog June 13, 2014

Yesterday, Stanley Fischer was confirmed to be next Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board by the U.S. Senate. We think this is a good time to revisit his speech on the regulation of the financial system, delivered in August 2009.

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2014 Housing Summit

Housing / September 15, 2014 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Over 1,000 private-sector experts, elected officials, scholars, advocates, and industry leaders gathered to discuss and debate America’s housing policy.

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Lawmakers suggest they can work together on housing finance reform

Housing / News October 24, 2013

A couple of House and Senate lawmakers provided a ray of hope on Thursday that Congress can work together to overhaul the mortgage finance system. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) suggested during a conference held by…

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