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March 16, 2014
17:51 EDTFNMA, FMCCSens. Johnson and Crapo release housing finance reform text
The Senate Banking Committee announced in a press release on its website that Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson and Ranking Member Mike Crapo released the legislative text of the bipartisan housing finance reform agreement that they announced last Tuesday. The announcement said in part: "Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson and Ranking Member Mike Crapo released the legislative text of the bipartisan housing finance reform agreement that they announced last Tuesday. That announcement sparked enthusiasm from the White House, Senators, Members of Congress and key stakeholders recognizing the agreement as a positive step forward in reforming our housing finance system. Chairman Johnson and Ranking Member Crapo plan to hold a committee markup in the coming weeks. They took rare action in releasing the text over the weekend in an effort to balance the Committee Members’ interests in having adequate time to review the legislation while advancing housing finance reform in a timely manner." “Chairman Johnson and I have produced a comprehensive, bipartisan plan that winds down these too-big-to-fail entities, protects taxpayers by putting strong capital in a first-loss position, and provides broad access to mortgages for eligible borrowers,” said Ranking Member Crapo. “There is broad support to fix our flawed housing system, and today’s actions are a strong step toward ending the status quo.” The press release continued: "The housing market accounts for nearly twenty percent of the American economy, so it is critical that we have a strong and stable system that is built to last. The status quo in which Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) remain in conservatorship is not a viable option for our nation’s housing finance system." Reference Link
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October 20, 2014
15:08 EDTFNMA, FMCCHousing regulator reveals plan to ease tight credit, NY Times says
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13:40 EDTFNMAFannie Mae appoints Brian Brooks general counsel
Fannie Mae announced it has appointed Brian P. Brooks as EVP, general counsel, and corporate secretary effective November 10. Brooks joins Fannie Mae from OneWest Bank where he was vice chairman and chief legal officer. Reference Link
October 19, 2014
16:17 EDTFMCC, FNMAFannie Mae, Freddie Mac near deal to loosen lending, WSJ says
Fannie Mae (FNMA), Freddie Mac (FMCC) together with mortgage lenders are near to an arrangement that would lower barriers and lending standards on home buyers with weak credit, says the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
October 17, 2014
12:26 EDTFMCC, FNMAFannie Mae, Freddie Mac close to deal to boost mortgage lending, WSJ reports
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October 16, 2014
07:03 EDTFMCCThe FDIC to hold a symposium
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October 10, 2014
08:07 EDTFMCC, FNMAFairholme Funds files notice of appeal of Fannie/Freddie court ruling
Fairholme Funds filed a notice of appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia of a ruling by District Court Judge Royce Lamberth that dismissed lawsuits filed by Fairholme and other plaintiffs against the U.S. Government. The lawsuits relate to the Fannie Mae (FNMA) / Freddie Mac (FMCC) Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement and subsequent amendments. Fairholme issued the following statement via its legal counsel, Charles J. Cooper of Cooper & Kirk, PLLC: “Fairholme believes strongly that the Net Worth Sweep – imposed four years after the financial crisis – was not authorized by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and must be unwound. Fairholme also believes strongly that the Federal Housing Finance Agency has contractual and fiduciary duties to the preferred shareholders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and that these duties can and will be enforced.”
05:57 EDTFNMA, FMCCAckman added to Fannie, Freddie stakes, NY Post reports
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