ABA Requests Meeting with DOJ on Fair Lending

To ensure that fair housing and fair lending are being enforced appropriately and effectively, the American Bankers Association and four other banking trade associations wrote today to Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting a meeting to discuss the Department of Justice’s approach to enforcement of fair lending laws, and to urge it to align its fair lending policy with Supreme Court precedent.

The groups raised concerns that DOJ attorneys are continuing to apply legal positions of the previous administration — which they described as “novel and overreaching” — and that certain court deadlines are fast approaching that will require DOJ to have a policy position that is consistent with the law as interpreted by the Supreme Court. For more information, contact ABA’s Rob Rowe.


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Monica C. Meinert is a senior editor at the ABA Banking Journal and VP for editorial strategy at the American Bankers Association, where she oversees ABA Daily Newsbytes.