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Economy

Many participants said that a June rate hike is unlikely, according to the minutes from the April 17-19 Federal Open Market Committee meeting. However, a few participants anticipated that conditions for beginning policy firming will have been met by June.

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Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) yesterday introduced a bill that would subject the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the congressional appropriations process, extending Congress’ oversight of the agency. The CFPB is currently funded directly by the Federal Reserve.

Community Banking

ABA’s officers today expressed its support for the financial regulatory reform proposal offered by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). The bill, which incorporates several elements of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks, is set to be considered by the committee on Thursday.

Mortgage

Noting that the average New York state foreclosure takes more than 900 days—twice the national average—and that foreclosures account for nearly three in 10 civil cases on court dockets, the New York Department of Financial Services today recommended that the state legislature take action to speed up the foreclosure process.

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