Tag: Congress

Congress Poured Billions of Dollars Into Schools. Did It Help Students Learn?

The federal relief “was worth the investment,” Reardon tells NPR. “It led to significant improvements in children’s academic performance… It wasn’t enough money, or enough recovery, to get students all the way back to where they were in 2019, but it did make a significant difference.” Study #2, co-authored by researcher Dan Goldhaber at the [...]read moreCongress Poured Billions of Dollars Into Schools. Did It Help Students Learn?

Republicans tell FHFA they oppose Freddie Mac’s closed-end second mortgage proposal

On Wednesday, the FHFA closed the comment period for the proposal, which was opened in April. In their letter, Republicans called the 30-day period “insufficient.”  If the product is approved as proposed, it will have terms of up to 20 years, be manually underwritten and remain in Freddie Mac’s portfolio for six to nine months [...]read moreRepublicans tell FHFA they oppose Freddie Mac’s closed-end second mortgage proposal

MBA issues support for real estate finance bills debated by Congress

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced on Wednesday a series of legislative recommendations, which it sent to the chairman and ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee as the body considers the markup of proposed bills centered on real estate financing. The first piece is House Joint Resolution 120, which would [...]read moreMBA issues support for real estate finance bills debated by Congress

Former Ginnie Mae president reacts to lawmaker’s reverse mortgage securities letter

Following the submission of a letter by Indiana Sen. Mike Braun (R) to Ginnie Mae President Alanna McCargo about concerns related to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)-backed Securities (HMBS) program, McCargo’s predecessor, Ted Tozer, hopes the senator will dive deeper into the program’s mechanics and what led to the collapse of Reverse Mortgage Funding [...]read moreFormer Ginnie Mae president reacts to lawmaker’s reverse mortgage securities letter

Could Congress actually pass a data privacy law?

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Monday show, where we dig into the weekend and take a peek at the week that is to come. Now that we are finally past Y Combinator’s demo day — [...]read moreCould Congress actually pass a data privacy law?

India’s Congress party accuses government of freezing accounts before polls | India Election 2024 News

The main opposition party says Modi government has ‘crippled’ it before the upcoming election by freezing bank accounts in an income tax case. The Congress party, India’s main opposition political group, has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of stifling democracy and “crippling” the party by freezing its bank accounts in a tax dispute ahead [...]read moreIndia’s Congress party accuses government of freezing accounts before polls | India Election 2024 News

New Bill in Congress Targets Real Estate Investors—Here’s Why This Could Be a Big Problem

In this article Real estate investors seem to be taking it from all sides these days. Not only are interest rates, property taxes, and construction costs up significantly from a few years ago, but more and more legislation is being passed to make investing in and managing real estate more difficult, arduous, and expensive.  And, [...]read moreNew Bill in Congress Targets Real Estate Investors—Here’s Why This Could Be a Big Problem

Trump adviser Peter Navarro starts prison term for contempt of US Congress | Donald Trump News

Peter Navarro, a key adviser to the White House under former United States President Donald Trump, has turned himself in to a federal prison in Miami, Florida, to serve a four-month sentence for defying a congressional subpoena. His arrival at the prison on Tuesday makes him the first senior Trump official to report to prison [...]read moreTrump adviser Peter Navarro starts prison term for contempt of US Congress | Donald Trump News

Punjab Congress: War of words erupts in Punjab Congress as Bajwa takes a dig at Sidhu; latter responds by sharing former advisor’s criticism of Bajwa | Chandigarh News

JALANDHAR: A war of words has broken out within the Punjab Congress.After Congress Legislature Party leader Partap Singh Bajwa on Tuesday asked former Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu not to hold separate ‘akhara’ (public meetings), the latter shared his former adviser Malvinder Singh Mali’s post on his Facebook and X (formerly known as Twitter) [...]read morePunjab Congress: War of words erupts in Punjab Congress as Bajwa takes a dig at Sidhu; latter responds by sharing former advisor’s criticism of Bajwa | Chandigarh News

KTR slams Congress for ‘chronic betrayal’ of public trust | Hyderabad News

HYDERABAD: BRS working president KT Rama Rao said the fighting spirit of the BRS was exhibited in the first session of assembly elections and the ruling party can predict how it would be if KCR steps in the assembly after complete recovery in the budget sessions.While reminding the party’s fighting spirit and KCR’s ability to [...]read moreKTR slams Congress for ‘chronic betrayal’ of public trust | Hyderabad News