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Notes from the Hill: Mortgage Servicing

CoreLogic Hosts Event on Emerging Issues in the Servicing Industry

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy

In late August, CoreLogic partnered with the Urban Institute to co-host a seminar that highlighted Emerging Issues in Mortgage Servicing. The event was the ninth in our Sunset Seminar series, sponsored by CoreLogic and the Urban Institute, which focuses on public policy issues relevant to the...

Notes from the Hill: Brexit

What Will Brexit Mean for the U.S. Housing Market?

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy


The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union through popular referendum (‘Brexit’) has dominated the news cycle this past week – disrupting financial markets, flaming populist movements throughout Europe, halting trade corridors, and even influencing the presidential race here in the U.S.

Though the implications of Brexit will reach far and...

Notes from the Hill: Yellen Testimony

The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy


Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen spent two days delivering testimony on The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress following the Fed’s latest policy meeting. Her testimony before the Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee was closely watched by market industries both domestically and internationally. Ms. Yellen discussed the...

Notes from the Hill: June 2016

The 2016 Water Resources Development Act

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy

This May, congressional attention turned toward the passage of the new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), a longstanding piece of federal legislation first enacted in 1974 and reauthorized nine times since. This bill is the main vehicle used by Congress to finance water infrastructure projects across the nation, including flood control efforts, environmental restoration measures,...

Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearings on Consumer Finance Regulations

Laying the Groundwork for the Next Administration

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy


Since the last election cycle, the Senate’s Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs Committee has been one of the least active committees in Congress. From October 2015 through March of this year, the full committee held only a half dozen hearings, three of which were to address the backlog of executive nominations that had piled up over the previous years. Therefore, it was quite a...

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