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House Financial Services Committee Democratic Members

January 30, 2023

Last week, House Democrats announced their selections for members of the House Financial Services Committee during the 118th Congress.

Why it matters: These Representatives will work alongside their Republican colleagues to guide the fiscal policy for the next two years.

The Democratic Members of the House Committee on Financial Services for the 118th Congress include:

What’s next: finalizing subcommittee assignments.

  • Republicans announced their subcommittee assignments last week.
  • Now we’re waiting on the Democrats to announce their assignments.

Contact Chelsea Neil (cneil@crefc.org) with questions. 

Contact 

Chelsea Neil
Manager, Political and Government Relations
540.903.9759
cneil@crefc.org
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The information provided herein is general in nature and for educational purposes only. CRE Finance Council makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, validity, usefulness, or suitability of the information provided. The information should not be relied upon or interpreted as legal, financial, tax, accounting, investment, commercial or other advice, and CRE Finance Council disclaims all liability for any such reliance. © 2023 CRE Finance Council. All rights reserved.
House Financial Services Committee Democratic Members
January 30, 2023
Last week, House Democrats announced their selections for members of the House Financial Services Committee during the 118th Congress.

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Weekly Talking Points

January 30, 2023

This new segment summarizes the key items CREFC is focused on this week. Use it to catch up quickly or to brief your colleagues in a meeting on what is driving the week in government policy.  Each item is covered in more detail .

  • SEC Securitization Conflict Proposal: After sitting dormant since 2011, a Dodd-Frank Era rulemaking was re-proposed by the SEC last week. If finalized, the rule would ban certain securitization participants from “engaging in any transaction that would involve or result in certain material conflicts of interest.”

     

  • Blueprint for Renter Protections: The White House released its plan for renters protection, which includes a mix of policy goals and some federal action. On a similar front, the FHFA will study the feasibility of preventing “egregious rent increases” in properties backed by the GSEs.

  • Debt Limit Doldrums: As Democrats call on Republicans to release their plan, House Republicans are considering a short-term suspension of the debt ceiling through September 30 to buy more time to negotiate with the White House.

  • Alert on Russian Money in CRE: FinCEN issues an alert warning financial institutions that the CRE market continues to be a target for sanctioned individuals to stash money. While the alert isn’t in response to a particular event, it highlights potential CRE vulnerabilities and tactics to detect sanctions evasion.

  • CREFC’s CMBS Loan Report: The December 2022 report say delinquencies tick up and the special servicing rate tick down. Click here to download the full report.

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David McCarthy
Managing Director, Head of Policy
202.448.0855
dmccarthy@crefc.org
The information provided herein is general in nature and for educational purposes only. CRE Finance Council makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, validity, usefulness, or suitability of the information provided. The information should not be relied upon or interpreted as legal, financial, tax, accounting, investment, commercial or other advice, and CRE Finance Council disclaims all liability for any such reliance. © 2023 CRE Finance Council. All rights reserved.
Weekly Talking Points January 30, 2023
January 30, 2023
This new segment summarizes the key items CREFC is focused on this week. Use it to catch up quickly or to brief your colleagues in a meeting on what is driving the week in government policy. Each item is covered in more detail later in the newsletter

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2024 Senate Election Outlook: Dems on Defense 

January 30, 2023

34 Seats in the Senate are up this cycle as Democrats defend their two-seat majority.

Why it matters: Republicans have the best opportunity to take the majority in 2024 as vulnerable Democrats in red states are up for reelection.

By the numbers:

  • Democrats are defending 23 of 34 Senate seats this cycle
  • 5 of the 23 seats (Michigan, Montana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin) are considered “Lean D.” These seats are competitive, but the incumbent Democrat still has the advantage.
  • 3 seats (Arizona, Ohio, and West Virginia) are considered “Toss-ups.”
  • Republicans are defending 11 seats in safe red states: Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, both Nebraska seats, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

Biggest Races To Watch:

The bottom line: There are 645 days until election day on Tuesday, November 5, 2o24, a lifetime in politics. Over the next 22 months, CREFC will highlight the most important races to watch in this cycle.

If you have any questions about the 2024 election cycle, please reach out to Chelsea Neil at cneil@crefc.org

Contact 

Chelsea Neil
Manager, Political and Government Relations
540.903.9759
cneil@crefc.org
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The Senate 2024 election cycle is starting to heat up.

The information provided herein is general in nature and for educational purposes only. CRE Finance Council makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, validity, usefulness, or suitability of the information provided. The information should not be relied upon or interpreted as legal, financial, tax, accounting, investment, commercial or other advice, and CRE Finance Council disclaims all liability for any such reliance. © 2023 CRE Finance Council. All rights reserved.
2024 Senate Election Outlook: Dems on Defense
January 30, 2023
34 Seats in the Senate are up this cycle as Democrats defend their two-seat majority.

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