Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

House Passes 3% Cap Package

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5461, a compendium of legislation that had already passed the House that includes H.R. 3211, The Mortgage Choice Act that addresses discrimination in the calculation of fees and points in the Qualified Mortgage Rule.  H.R. 3211 passed the House in June of 2014 by voice vote. The bipartisan legislation is designed to present the Senate with a package of widely agreed upon reforms that it can vote on before the end of the 113th Congress.  The legislation passed 326-97. It now moves on to the Senate where it is hoped it will be acted upon quickly due to its broad base of support.