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  • Government Role in Home Mortgages
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    Government Role in Home Mortgages

    John Taylor reacted to Obama administration plans to gradually eliminate government-sponsored mortgage backers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and reducing the overall role government plays in…

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  • Mortgage Foreclosures
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    Mortgage Foreclosures

    John Taylor talked about recent developments involving reports of mortgage foreclosure irregularities among banks and lenders, including reliance on shoddy or incomplete paperwork,…

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  • Foreclosure Prevention Panel 1
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    Foreclosure Prevention, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about plans to provide greater relief for homeowners facing or in foreclosure. Among the topics they addressed were programs to reduce the principal on home loans for…

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  • Foreclosure Prevention Measures
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    Foreclosure Prevention Measures

    John Taylor talked about the efficacy of foreclosure prevention measures taken so far by the Obama administration, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also discussed…

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  • Restoring Integrity to the Financial System
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    Restoring Integrity to the Financial System

    A roundtable discussion was held on restoring integrity to the financial system. Gene Spurling spoke about the economic stimulus package. Robert Kuttner delivered the keynote address on the…

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  • Promoting Bank Liquidity and Lending
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    Promoting Bank Liquidity and Lending

    Witnesses testified about the state of the U.S. banking industry and federal programs to increase lending by banks. Among the topics they addressed were mortgage lending, bankruptcy laws,…

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  • Lobbying for Foreclosure Relief
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    Lobbying for Foreclosure Relief

    John Taylor of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) talked about what his group does and its reaction to the plan to bail out Wall Street, and he responded to telephone…

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  • Fostering Sustainable Homeownership
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    Fostering Sustainable Homeownership

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke talked about fostering sustainable homeownership. He addressed the sub prime mortgage crisis and the increasing numbers of foreclosures across the…

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  • Home Mortgages
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    Home Mortgages

    A panel of mortgage and housing experts discussed the subprime mortgage market crisis. They also answered questions from the mayors who were present. “Responding to the Mortgage Crisis:…

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  • Housing Finance  Consumer Protection Panel 3
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    Housing Finance & Consumer Protection, Panel 3

    Consumer advocates talked about protecting consumers in the current home mortgage crisis. Topics included consumer counseling, foreclosures, and President Bush’s proposal for freezing…

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  • Mortgage Lending Practices
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    Mortgage Lending Practices

    Witnesses from the financial industry and consumer advocates testified about the Mortgage Lending Act, H.R. 3915, which sets a minimum standard for borrowers' ability to repay mortgage loans. It contains consumer…

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  • Race and Mortgages
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    Race and Mortgages

    Mr. Taylor talked about a recent study conducted by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition that tested whether mortgage brokers discriminated against minorities. The federally-funded study…

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  • Predatory Lending Practices
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    Predatory Lending Practices

    Government officials, consumer advocates, and banking officials testified about proposed regulatory and legislative changes to the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act enacted in 1994…

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  • The Role of Community Groups
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    The Role of Community Groups

    Officials and business leaders talked about ways to build strong urban economies. Among the issues they addressed were community-based organizations and services designed to provide…

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  • Financial Services Mergers Part 2
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    Financial Services Mergers Part 2

    Bank executives continued their testimony about proposed mergers. In a panel of consumer advocates, Mr. Nader cautioned that “consumers would make up the gap” if a huge bank failed. Other…

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