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CFPB Releases New ToolKit

CFPB Releases New ToolKit

The toolkit was developed as a part of the CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe” mortgage initiative and helps consumers take full advantage of the new Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms that lenders are required to begin providing in August.

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Bill Seeks to Create Fannie, Freddie Escrow Account

Bill Seeks to Create Fannie, Freddie Escrow Account

The bill, introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), seeks to “amend the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 to establish a secondary reserve fund for a housing enterprise under conservatorship to protect taxpayers against loss in the event of a housing downturn, and for other purposes."

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Senate Democrats Respond to Senate Budget Amendments

Senate Democrats Respond to Senate Budget Amendments

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) said the GOP had put financial protections “in the center of the bull's-eye” with their new budget proposal. Warren, joined by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Al Franken (D-Minnesota), criticized the GOP budget Wednesday, targeting particular ire at a provision that calls for lawmakers to set the funding levels for the CFPB.

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House Panel Pass Bills to Tweak Dodd-Frank, CFPB

House Panel Pass Bills to Tweak Dodd-Frank, CFPB

The House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) approved 11 bipartisan bills today, aimed at providing community banks and credit unions some regulatory relief. According to HFSC Chairman Jeb Hensarling, since the introduction of the Dodd-Frank Act, banks have been struggling to survive due to stricter regulation.

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CFPB Will Not Extend New Mortgage Disclosure Deadline

CFPB Will Not Extend New Mortgage Disclosure Deadline

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Deputy Director Steven Antonakes hinted at possibly extending the August 1 implementation deadline for new mortgage disclosure if vendors weren’t ready, in a speech he gave today, sending industry talks into frenzy. But according to Sam Gilford, spokesman for the CFPB, the deadline will not be extended.

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Fairholme Lawsuit Conference Set to Begin Next Week

Fairholme Lawsuit Conference Set to Begin Next Week

In late January, Judge Magaret Sweeney denied the government's attempt to stay court proceedings in the case, ruling that Fairholme could continue to pursue its lawsuit against the government, which was originally filed in 2013. The suit claims that the sweeping of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac profits into Treasury, a practice authorized by Congress in August 2012, equates to taking private property for public use without "just compensation," which is forbidden by the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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Senator’s Budget Amendment Targets ‘Reckless’ CFPB

Senator’s Budget Amendment Targets ‘Reckless’ CFPB

The senator’s proposed budget amendment will make the CFPB subject to congressional appropriations process because currently the CFPB operates under the Fed, not Congress. The amendment stressed for more congressional oversight given the CFPB receives roughly $600 million of the Fed’s annual operating expenses.

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