Golden Apple

February 16, 2018

Eris welcomes Bradford Cheney, who comes to us after more than eight years with the Mortgage Bankers Association. He was a key part of MBA’s strategy in addressing Dodd-Frank, Johnson-Crapo, and the alignment of the legislative definition of qualified residential mortgage (qrm) with the qualified...

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February 9, 2018

While you were (probably) sleeping — The federal government shut down at 12:01 this morning, after an extended protest by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) against a compromise bill that would increase federal government spending by approximately $300 billion. The Senate did finally pass that bill...

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February 2, 2018

Court rules that CFPB is constitutional, but wrong on RESPA — The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its much-anticipated en banc opinion in PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday, and both sides were able to claim...

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January 26, 2018

What’s up with the shutdown — Congress made a deal on Monday to keep the federal government open until February 8th, when funding will once again expire. Monday’s deal included six years of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Senate Majority Leader...

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January 19, 2018

Counting down to shutdown — As the end of the business day approaches, it looks increasingly possible, if not likely, that Congress will allow the latest continuing resolution to expire at midnight. The House of Representatives voted yesterday to approve a continuing resolution that would...

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January 12, 2018

Eris announces strategic alliance with Michele Lieber, BluePoint DC — We started 2018 by welcoming Michele Lieber, President of BluePoint DC, into the Eris family. Michele’s years of expertise in advocacy for financial services, fintech and the automotive industry will prove invaluable to Eris’s clients....

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January 5, 2018

Happy New Year! 2018 is off to a frozen start on most of the Eastern Seaboard, but we at Eris are not deterred, as long as the electricity stays on. CFIUS thwarts MoneyGram, Ant Financial merger agreement — Citing their inability to obtain clearance from the...

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December 22, 2017

This will be the last issue of The Golden Apple in 2017. We wish you and your families a merry Christmas, and the happiest of new years. See you in 2018. Let the technical corrections begin — The House and Senate voted along party lines on Tuesday...

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December 17, 2017

Conference Committee reports tax bill — Late Friday, the conference committee on H.R. 1 released the text of a compromise bill for action by the House and Senate this week. As expected, the bill would cap the corporate tax rate at 21 percent, individual rates...

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December 8, 2017

Senate Banking Committee approves reform bill — At the end of a markup that went into the evening, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs voted 16-7 on Tuesday to approve S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. Among...

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