8 hrs ago
GOP senator's objection blocks vote on bill to delay flood insurance increases
An effort to get a quick Senate vote on legislation to delay flood insurance premium increases for four years failed Wednesday when a Republican senator objected.
13 hrs ago
Paul, Crapo to oppose budget deal
Sen. Rand Paul will oppose the bipartisan budget proposal that Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray released last night.
15 hrs ago
Mike Crapo gets it wrong on UN Arms Trade Treaty
U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo on Monday repeated claims that the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty could infringe upon Second Amendment gun rights, and represents a threat to national sovereignty.
16 hrs ago
Crapo Statement on Approval of Volcker Rule
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10 -- The ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking , Housing & Urban Affairs issued the following news release: Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo released the following statement regarding the final Volcker Rule approved by regulators today pursuant to a Dodd-Frank requirement ... (more)
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Johnson keeps focus on 30-year mortgage
Dec. 11, 2013 - Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., reiterated the need to ensure continued availability of a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage in Tuesday's housing finance reform hearing with witnesses from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and others.
The Daily Caller
What is the cut on Sen. Crapo's face?
When Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo came to the floor Tuesday to voice his opposition to confirming Rep. Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency, C-SPAN junkies noticed the mark on Crapo's cheek.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
The Charlotte Observer
Mell Watt expected to overcome opposition, win housing post
WASHINGTON Rep. Mel Watt is expected to be confirmed this week to lead the influential housing-finance regulator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after the Senate changed its filibuster rules, making it harder to block White House nominees.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
National Mortgage News
Budget Deal Raises Concerns About More G-Fee Hikes
Federal Guarantee is Key to Affordable Mortgage Financing Ted Tozer, president of Ginnie Mae, explains to NAR Vice President Joe Ventrone why a continued federal role in the secondary market is key to a successful mortgage finance system in the U.S. Federal Guarantee is Key to Affordable Mortgage Financing Ted Tozer, president of Ginnie Mae, ... (more)
Mr. Cope's Cave: Minimum Work
Here is what you and I paid Raul Labrador this year: $174,000. Just this year... $174,000.
Wall Street Journal
Senators Urge Against Loan Fee Increase in Budget Deal
Sens. Tim Johnson and Mike Crapo , the leaders of the Senate Banking Committee, have asked fellow lawmakers engaged in negotiations over a budget deal not to raise loan-guarantee fees charged by Fannie Mae Congressional negotiators have been trying to reach a small-scale budget agreement to avoid future showdowns over fiscal issues that resulted in ... (more)
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Daily Beast
Brooklyn's Lazy CarpetbaggerBy David Freedlander
William Bryk is a 58-year-old Brooklyn lawyer who's never been to Alaska-or Wyoming, or Idaho.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Crapo Statement on the Transition to a New Housing Finance System
WASHINGTON , Nov. 22 -- The ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking , Housing & Urban Affairs issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Mike Crapo , Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee , today delivered the following remarks during a Banking Committee hearing held to examine the best plan for a ... (more)
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Recent CFPB Report to Congress
On November 12, 2013, Richard Cordray, Director of the CFPB, appeared at the hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee to discuss the CFPB's Annual Report to Congress.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Fed Chair Nominee Yellen Clears Committee Hurdle
Janet Yellen cleared another hurdle in her path toward becoming the next chair of the Federal Reserve on Thursday when the Senate Banking Committee voted 14-8 in favor of her nomination.
Wall Street Journal
Yellen Details Regulatory Views in Responses to Senators
Janet Yellen , President Barack Obama 's pick to be the next leader of the Federal Reserve , offered further detail on her regulatory views in a series of written answers to senators' questions.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Senate Republicans look to protect companies that self insure
A group of Senate Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , introduced legislation Wednesday that would protect businesses that self-insure their employees.
Wall Street Journal
Support of Republican Corker Eases Yellen's Path to Fed Chief
Janet Yellen 's path to become the next leader of the Federal Reserve became clearer Wednesday when Republican Sen. Bob Corker announced he will support her.
Yet Another Government Agency Is Keeping Tabs On You
At a Senate Banking Committee hearing last week, Richard Cordray - the director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection - was on the defensive with respect to the bureau's collection of information about Americans' spending habits.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
CBO: FHA reform bill could save government $514M
The Senate-proposed Federal Housing Administration Solvency Act could reduce federal discretionary spending by $514 million over a four-year period of time, while forcing the FHA to build up to a 3% capital ratio, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
The Washington Post
Wall Street Pushes Back on CFTC's Advisory for Overseas Swaps
The largest Wall Street banks are mobilizing to fight a new policy by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission that gives the regulator broader authority in overseas derivatives deals.