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MBA’s Stevens Praises Corker on Twitter

Phil Hall
Sep 28, 2017
The new push by the Trump Administration to bring the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) out of their 11-year federal conservatorship could result in some negative impacts on the wider mortgage market, according to an opinion piece by David H. Steven

David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), took to Twitter to offer a tribute to Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), who announced on Tuesday that he would not seek re-election in 2018.
Writing on his personal Twitter channel, Stevens stated:
“The loss of @SenBobCorker will be enormous. He is one of the best of the @ussenate and a true leader and patriot.” Corker, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was first elected to the Senate in 2006, and co-authored bipartisan legislation in 2015 that sought to bring a conclusion to the federal conservatorship of the government-sponsored enterprises. More recently, Corker has come under scrutiny from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for insider trading allegations, and last month he criticized President Trump by stating in an interview that he “has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful.”
Stevens also used his Twitter channel to seek opinions on Roy Moore, the winner of this week’s Republican primary in Alabama.
“What’s your opinion of Moore? Very curious about what you think,” Stevens tweeted, although he received no response as of this writing.
Stevens, who served as Federal Housing Administration Commissioner in the Obama Administration, has not publicly offered his opinion on the conservative Moore, a former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

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