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  • ICYMI: The Bank to Nowhere
    May 1, 2015 - By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL May 1, 2015 LINK TO STORY In October 2005, earmarks were a Washington fact of life. Then former Oklahoma Sen.Tom Coburn took to the floor to decry pork spending for Alaska’s “Bridge to Nowhere.” The phrase became a national rallying cry against government waste. It required... More
  • WSJ: The Peculiar Uses of a Taxpayer Bank
    Apr 27, 2015 - The Peculiar Uses of a Taxpayer Bank A look at the Export-Import Bank’s beneficiaries suggests that sometimes it works against U.S. interests abroad. By Mark Pfeifle Only in Washington can a prominent example of corporate welfare be described as a “critical element” of America’s national security. ... More
  • ICYMI: Committee Republicans Press for Accountability and Transparency at the CFPB
    Mar 4, 2015 - Wall Street Journal: Hensarling Wants Quicker Responses From ‘Stonewalling’ Agencies The head of a key U.S. House committee, frustrated by “stonewalling” by federal agencies, is ramping up pressure on government officials to quickly comply with requests for information. Mr. Hensarling said the CFPB ... More
  • VIDEO: CFPB Director’s Dismissive Response to Congresswoman’s Question Another Sign Bureau is Unaccountable, Lacks Transparency
    Mar 4, 2015 - CLICK HERE TO WATCH Seems like a perfectly reasonable question to ask: Who authorized the CFPB to renovate its rented Washington headquarters? It’s a question Republicans on the Financial Services Committee have been asking for some time – because the Federal Reserve’s Inspector General reports the... More
  • ICYMI: Committee Warns of Repeating Mistakes That Led to Financial Crisis
    Feb 12, 2015 - American Banker: Republicans Hammer Castro Over FHA Premium Reduction "Don't you care about those people? Are you so inclined to write more loans that you are just trying to entice them for $20 or $30 to get into a house that they can't afford?" "This is what brought us to this crisis in the first p... More
  • Committee Members Raise Concerns FHA is Putting People into Homes They Can’t Afford to Keep
    Feb 12, 2015 - During yesterday’s hearing with the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, members of the Financial Services Committee continually raised concerns that misguided Washington policies are hurting taxpayers and homebuyers by putting them into homes they can’t afford to keep. The Federal Housing Ad... More
  • Committee Members Concerned FHA is Harming Those It is Supposed to Help
    Feb 11, 2015 - Financial Services subcommittee chairmen Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) raised concerns with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro that FHA practices are putting taxpayers and homebuyers at risk. Taxpayers were forced to bail out FHA in 2013, and today the a... More
  • ICYMI: Watch Chairman Hensarling’s Interview on C-SPAN
    Jan 26, 2015 - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) appeared on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers this past Sunday to discuss his thoughts on the President’s State of the Union speech, fundamental tax reform, the economy, and the need for Congress to pass sustainable housing finance reform. You can ... More
  • ICYMI: The Federal Housing Administration’s risky move to lower premiums
    Jan 20, 2015 - January 20, 2015 The Federal Housing Administration’s risky move to lower premiums By The Washington Post Editorial Board January 16 Contrary to many confident predictions by its leadership, the Federal Housing Administration needed a $1.7 billion federal bailout in September 2013, the first time in... More
  • Reuters: U.S. Lawmaker Directs Consumer Bureau to Ditch Office Upgrade
    Jan 13, 2015 - LINK TO THE STORY A top Republican lawmaker on Monday urged the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to abandon the renovation of its Washington building and find cheaper office space, a sign critics intend to keep up scrutiny of the agency this year. House Financial Services Committee Chairman... More