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Lenders Not Pleased with Open Market Committee Proposal

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Lender reaction at the recent 47th annual Chicago Federal Reserve Conference was largely negative on the current proposal to alter the selection process for members of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee. The new system would allow Congress to choose members of the committee instead of continuing to use regional Fed officials selected by the private sector to determine committee membership. The bill introduced last week, is viewed as an attempt to move power away from the regional Fed system and the private sector.

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NCUA May File Against Big Banks

The National Credit Union Administration which is now controlled by Federal regulators, is threatening to sue several investment banks unless they refund more than $50 billion in securities that were purchased by the five wholesale credit unions that make up the organization.

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Talk of GSE Eradication Within 5 Years

Texas Representative, Jeb Hensarling, reconfirmed his commitment to eliminating Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac within five years saying, "We have waited for years to do something. It is time to start doing something." Referring to the two-time rejection of his legislation by a Democrat-controlled chamber, he added, Hopefully, the third time is a charm. The fourth-ranking House Republican said he would reintroduce his legislation to end the conservatorship of Fannie and Freddie within two years of passage.

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