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News From NAMB: March 16, 2018

Valerie Saunders
Mar 16, 2018

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Warren Insists That She’s Not Running for President
"I am not running for president in 2020," said Warren an interview for CNN's "State of the Union." "I am in this fight to retain my Senate seat in 2018. That's where I'm focused. That's where I'm going to stay focused. I'm not running for president." Click here for the full story.

The Bank Deregulation Bill in the Senate, Explained
Republicans and Democrats in Congress appear to have finally found something they can agree on, and it’s not immigration, or gun control, or healthcare. They’re easing some rules for banks. Click here for the full story.

Fannie Mae: Confidence in Housing Falls in February
Americans’ confidence in housing fell slightly in February, reversing gains from the previous month, according to Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index. Click here for the full story.

FHFA Proposes Amendments to FHLB Affordable Housing Program Regs
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced proposed changes to its regulation on the Federal Home Loan Banks' Affordable Housing Program (AHP) and is seeking comments on the changes. Click here for the full story.

Housing Affordability Hits Nine-Year Low
The home-purchase market sunk to its least affordable point since 2009 to begin the year, Black Knight reported this week. Click here for the full story.

Valerie Saunders, CRMS is Executive Director of NAMBValerie Saunders, CRMS is Executive Director of NAMB. She may be reached by phone at (202) 434-8250 or e-mail [email protected].

Mar 16, 2018