CAI-Brief Federal Legislative Recap and Preview into 2017

CAI’s Government Affairs team has hit the ground running.  By the end of this week, 19 state legislatures will convene and by the end of next week, nearly 40 state legislatures will be in session.  Members of Congress have already filled their first week with excitement – Vice President Joe Biden captured media attention during the Senate swearing in in ceremony, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was re-elected to the post while demonstrating he was unfamiliar with “dabbing”, and the Office of Congressional Ethics was nearly gutted until Democrats and President-Elect Trump stopped the efforts. In 2017, I expect to see the issue of housing finance and the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to be a topic of conversation for Congress.  Since housing was not a major campaign issue, my guess is the complicated issue of housing finance and the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may likely – at least initially – be left up to Congress to resume the conversation. Continue reading on CAI’s Government Affairs Blog >>