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House Passes Qualified Mortgage Rule; White House Threatens to Veto

The White House is threatening to veto a bill that calls for more transparency from the Fed as well as another piece of legislation that would allow loans in portfolio to qualify for an exemption under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's qualified mortgage rule, which passed in the House on Wednesday.

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Urges Congress to Dismiss Increased Transparency Bill

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“This provision would politicize monetary policy and bring short-term political pressures into the deliberations of the FOMC by putting into place real-time second guessing of policy decisions,” Yellen wrote in the letter. “Such action would undermine the independence of the Federal Reserve and likely lead to an increase in inflation fears and market interest rates, a diminished status of the dollar in global financial markets, and reduced economic and financial stability.”

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