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Community Banking

ABA wrote to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) yesterday thanking her for introducing S. 1974, the Relationship Lending Preservation Act. The bill would provide the same regulatory treatment to mortgages sold to the Federal Home Loan Banks that Qualified Mortgages and GSE loans currently enjoy.


With a provision that would reduce the dividends paid on Federal Reserve Bank stock to Fed member banks still being floated as a revenue-raising measure on Capitol Hill, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) today asked the Government Accountability Office to study the Fed stock ownership structure and report back to Congress.


ABA advocacy helped generate more than 500 banker comment letters to the National Credit Union Administration on its business lending proposal, secure a delay in the implementation of the TILA-RESPA mortgage disclosures, and place several member bankers on the Fed’s new payments task forces. These and other ABA advocacy initiatives, part of ABA’s Agenda for

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