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Members Of Congress Caution Education Department On Aid Disbursement Rulemaking
Over the past week, members of Congress from both parties have sent several letters to the Department of Education regarding its ongoing rulemaking related to the ways higher education institutions request, maintain, disburse, and otherwise manage federal student aid disbursements.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
National Mortgage News
House Panel Passes Bill to Ease Capital Requirements on MSRs
Eight Reasons the Housing Recovery's Been So Slow From tight credit conditions to empty nesters, here is a litany of problems weighing on the housing market, as summarized in the minutes of last month's Federal Reserve policy meeting.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Hensarling to press CU parity in 'top and study' bill
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., discussed his amendment Tuesday, which would add a "stop and study" requirement to H.R. 4042 for mortgage servicing assets under NCUA's risk-based capital proposal.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
urges RBC amendment at panel mark-up
July 28, 2014 - In a letter today to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Ranking Member Maxine Waters, D-Calif., NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler urged the committee to support a risk-based capital amendment to H.R. 4042, the "Community Bank Mortgage Servicing Asset Capital Requirements ... (more)
Missouri congressional hopefuls run on low budgets
Together, Missouri's eight Congress members were sitting on nearly $5 million in campaign cash heading into the final few weeks before the Aug. 5 primary elections.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Why Pressure Is Building to Raise $50B 'Systemic' Threshold
Why Clients Need Help With Family Governance Many clients don't know this area of expertise exists, but they know they need help with it, says Paul Pagnato, whose Pagnato-Karp Group works with UHNW families.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Holder Vows To Continue Operation Choke Point; House Considers Bill To Stop It
Depending on whom you ask, Operation Choke Point has a promising future ahead of it or will soon be history.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Perspective: Importance of farming
There are no greater stewards of the land and animals than farmers. There is also no doubt that our farmers and ranchers are responsible for serving America as the breadbasket of the world.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Daily Caller
Operation Choke Point Hearing Reveals DOJ Threats And Strong-Arming
A Justice Department fraud prevention program came under fire Thursday for allegedly morphing into actively pressuring banks to deny financial services to businesses for political reasons.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Darrell Issa's Latest Circus Has Lawmakers Shocked That DOJ Fights Fraud
On Tuesday, Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee took up Rep. Darrell Issa's crusade against the Department of Justice's efforts to root out petty fraud.
U.S. Probe of Bank Payday-Lender Ties Faces House Hearing
Regulators and the U.S. Justice Department will appear at a congressional hearing today on their role in an investigation of banks' ties to payday lenders, a probe that industry groups and Republican lawmakers say has harmed legitimate businesses.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
2 hearings next week on Operation Choke Point
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Patrick McHenry, R-N.C.; and House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Chairman Spencer Bachus, R-Ala.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
US News & World Report
Some in Congress Object to Justice Department's 'Operation Choke Point'
The job of government, some people say, is to protect life and property and maintain the rule of law, period.