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By a bipartisan 286-140 vote, the House today passed H.R. 685, a bill introduced by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) that would provide needed clarifications on the Qualified Mortgage rule’s points and fees test as part of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks.

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Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen yesterday responded to a letter several House members sent last fall urging regulators to resolve a problem for Subchapter S banks posed by Basel III’s capital conservation buffer. Yellen declined to pursue any policy change, stating that the Fed “continues to believe that the capital conservation buffer should be applied equally to all banking organizations.”