House Committee on Appropriations Aims For More Oversight, Transparency for CFPB

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Republican-led House Committee on Appropriations has introduced its Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Services bill, which includes provisions for more oversight for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), according to an announcement from the Committee.The bill prioritizes critical national programs to enforce U.S. laws, including the Treasury Department, the Judiciary, the Small Business Administration, the Security and Exchange Commission, and other agencies. The bill provides annual funding in the total amount of $20.2 billion for those agencies, which is $1.3 billion lower than the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and $4.8 billion below the budget amount requested by the President, according the Committee.“Every day, Americans are making tough decisions about their own budgets and rightfully expect federal agencies to do the same. While it reflects a very tight budget, this bill makes investments to support economic growth and job creation through our small businesses, and to protect our citizens by strengthening the enforcement of laws and the administration of justice,” Financial Services Subcommittee Chairman Ander Crenshaw (R-Florida) said. “In addition, the bill reduces funding for nonessential areas, and holds the Administration and the Internal Revenue Service more accountable to the taxpayer.”For the CFPB, the bill includes a provision that will bring the agency under the annual Congressional appropriations process. Currently, the CFPB is funded directly by the Federal Reserve. According to the Appropriations Committee, the change will allow for increased accountability and transparency of the Bureau’s activities as well as the use of taxpayer money.The new bill also calls for extensive reporting on the CFPB’s activities. A longtime Republican criticism of the Bureau is the lack of Congressional oversight and that the Bureau is run by a single director instead of a board despite the fact that it is funded by the Fed. The Appropriations Committee bill is one of several introduced this year that calls for more transparency and Congressional oversight regarding the CFPB.“This is an important bill that will invest in programs to maintain the fundamental fabric of our nation – a just judicial system, an open marketplace that allows a fair and level playing field for all, and to provide opportunities for businesses large and small to thrive,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Kentucky) said. “While making good use of limited tax dollars, this legislation also makes great strides in reining in wasteful spending, and stopping harmful and unnecessary bureaucratic overreach.” CFPB Congressional Oversight Consumer Financial Protection Bureau House Committee on Appropriations 2015-06-11 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. June 11, 2015 857 Views  Print This Post Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honeacenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / House Committee on Appropriations Aims For More Oversight, Transparency for CFPB The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Congressional Oversight Consumer Financial Protection Bureau House Committee on Appropriations Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago House Committee on Appropriations Aims For More Oversight, Transparency for CFPB Previous: REO Share’s Continued Decline Indicates a ‘Healing’ Market Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 6/12/2015 Subscribelast_img read more

U.S. Fleet Forces Announces 2010 Sailors of Year

first_img View post tag: fleet Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Announces Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF), announced the 2010 U.S. Fleet Forces Command Fleet Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year (SOY) April 1. Adm. J.C. Harvey, Jr., announced the winners during a ceremony at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Va.“It is our Sailors who are the heart and soul of our Navy,” said Harvey. “These Sailors are the ones who bring meaning to the words: Honor, Courage, and Commitment. They are the ones who set the example for all of us.”Construction Electrician First Class (SCW) Leonardo Calderon, of Guadalajara, Mexico, assigned to 31st Seabee Readiness Group, was named Fleet Shore SOY; and Aircraft Survival Equipmentman First Class (SW/AW) Amy Davis, of Lowell, Mass., assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, was named Fleet Sea SOY.The announcement came at the conclusion of a week of activities designed to highlight the individual accomplishments of the 12 finalists.Those events included social functions sponsored by local Hampton Roads military and civilian supporters and a review board for each candidate to determine who would be chosen to represent USFF as the Fleet Sea and Shore SOYs. “It’s indescribable,” said Davis. “I am so thankful for the recognition today and all those who supported me. I can’t even put it into words.”The USFF SOY program recognizes the best and brightest Sailors throughout USFF. A total of 12 candidates, six sea-based and six shore-based, competed for the two honors.“This is an amazing honor to stand here and represent the Seabees,” said Calderon. “The things you learn and the people that are around, to be considered amongst the top with the caliber of leaders that are here, has me in awe. I still can’t believe it.”Calderon and Davis were awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, presented by Harvey and USFF Fleet Master Chief (SW/AW) Michael Stevens, for their selection as Fleet SOYs.The winners acknowledged that without the support of their commands and families, this accomplishment would not be possible.“I have a tremendous support system at home. My husband is in the Navy and he has backed me up and stood by me 100 percent,” said Davis. “The Navy is a team effort and somebody obviously gets to rise to the top but without your friends, Sailors, and your shipmates you can’t do this by yourself.” Davis will be meritoriously advanced to the rank of chief petty officer and Calderon will go on to the next round of competition at the Vice Chief of Naval Operations Shore SOY competition in May, held in Washington D.C.(navy)[mappress]Source: navy,April 6, 2011; View post tag: News by topic April 6, 2011 View post tag: 2010 View post tag: forcescenter_img U.S. Fleet Forces Announces 2010 Sailors of Year View post tag: US View post tag: sailors Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Fleet Forces Announces 2010 Sailors of Year View post tag: Navy View post tag: Year Share this articlelast_img read more

Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Attack in Nice, France

first_img July 15, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Attack in Nice, Francecenter_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA –  In accordance with the President Barack Obama’s proclamation, Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff effective immediately. This is a mark of respect for the victims of the attack in Nice, France that took place on July 14, 2016.Flags will return to full-staff at sunset on July 19, 2016 per the President’s order.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Football News Cuadrado has ‘no problem’ giving up Juve No.7 shirt to Ronaldo

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Bogota: Colombia midfielder Juan Cuadrado says he is happy to give up his Juventus No.7 shirt to the Italian champions’ new signing and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.After nine years, four Champions League crowns and two La Liga titles with Real Madrid, Ronaldo completed a surprise move to Italy’s Serie A earlier this week, saying “the time has come to open a new stage in my life.”Ever since he joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon as a gangly 18-year-old in 2003, Ronaldo has worn the No.7 shirt and has even created his own CR7 fashion label, in a reference to his initials and jersey number.”We know what he represents with his shirt and I didn’t have any problem (giving it up),” Cuadrado said in a press conference in Bogota.”For me the most important thing is to train hard and be ready for the coach when he sends me onto the pitch to play, which will now be with (the number) 588.”On Wednesday, Cuadrado had already sent a welcome message to Ronaldo insinuating he would give up claims to the coveted No.7.Cuadrado is more interested in Ronaldo’s abilities than what shirt number dons either player’s back.”He’ll bring a lot to Juventus with this hunger he has for winning,” he said.”He’s one of the best in the world and with what he’s done and his experience, he’ll help us a lot.” last_img read more

Brookdale Graduates More Than 2,000

first_imgBrookdale Community College’s 43rd commencement was held on May 16 with two ceremonies. More than 2,000 Brookdale students celebrated the successful completion of their academic programs this year. College President Dr. Maureen Murphy presents the Outstanding Student Award to graduates Natalia Wybraniec (left) from the English and Reading Division, and Zachary Eisenberg, from the Social Science & Education Division.last_img