Senate Banking Committee Passes Major Housing Legislation

May 20, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today announced that the Committee passed The Federal Housing Finance Regulatory Reform Act of 2008," (H.R. 634) legislation which includes major efforts to help prevent the rising number of foreclosures, to create more affordable housing for Americans, and to reform the regulation of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) in order to improve their role in the housing finance system. The legislation passed by a vote of 19-2.