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Any bill that clears the Democrat-led Senate would have to win approval in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, where some lawmakers want a fully private system. "This is another step.

While the legislation was voted out of the Senate Banking Committee by a bipartisan majority in May 2014, it was never considered by the full Senate. Yet today Johnson-Crapo is the only comprehensive housing finance reform measure to receive bipartisan support (endorsed by a committee vote of 13-9 with 6 Democratic and 7 Republican ayes).

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WASHINGTON Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson and sen. mike crapo, the panel’s top Republican, laid out a preliminary bipartisan agreement Tuesday on housing finance reform after months of deliberation. The highly anticipated plan would wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and.

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WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Senate Banking Committee today passed the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act, legislation sponsored by.

Hence the title of the senate banking committee hearing before which Mr. Watt appeared: “Ten Years of Conservatorship: The Status of the Housing. election. With the Trump administration now on.

Johnson-Crapo supporters on the committee had enough votes to approve the bill, but several Republicans and several Democrats remained opposed. The final vote was 13 to 9, a smaller margin than supporters hoped for. With three more votes it would have forced the full Senate to vote on the legislation.

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The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee is kicking the housing reform can down the road a week or so, delaying a markup of the johnson-crapo housing reform measure to enable.

Johnson-Crapo Bill passes Banking Committee, Margins Smaller than Hoped. Committee chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) had hoped to send the bill to the whole Senate with at least 16 of the 22 committee members voting for the committee’s recommendation, but was able to obtain only a 13 to 9 favorable vote .

Yesterday, after delays and much opposition from many quarters on different grounds, the Johnson-Crapo housing finance overhaul cleared the Senate Banking Committee. The vote was 13-9, much narrower than expected.