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Housing and Mortgage Finance

Letters to Congress

Title Recipient Date
Reps. Madeleine Dean and Kelly Armstrong 06/11/21
116th Congress 03/26/20
Congress 03/09/20

Letters to Regulators

Title Recipient Date
FHFA 08/25/21
Treasury Department, FHFA 08/17/21
FHFA 08/09/21
FHFA 07/19/21
FHFA 07/06/21

Testimony

Title Committee Presenter Date
Senate Banking Committee Written Statement 09/10/19
Senate Banking Committee Written Statement 03/26/19
House Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance Samuel A. Vallandingham 10/25/17

Related News

ICBA to Congress: Don’t raise g-fees for infrastructure funding

ICBA and other organizations called on Senate infrastructure negotiators to refrain from using Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guarantee fees as a source of funding.

Purpose: In a joint letter, the groups said g-fees should only be used as the risk management tool for which they were intended—not as the nation’s piggy bank.

Affordability: The groups said lawmakers must avoid exacerbating existing affordability challenges, noting a 10-year g-fee increase to fund a two-month period of payroll tax relief in 2011 continues to raise the cost of homeownership.

Bank Reporting: While ICBA is pressing to keep the Biden administration’s IRS reporting proposal out of the infrastructure framework, it continues urging community bankers to advocate against the proposal ahead of the pending release of a reconciliation spending package.