Brian Collins covers the housing and mortgage market, including the Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A reporter with more than two decades of experience, Brian has covered the savings and loan crisis, subprime mortgage debacle and the fall of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
More than 100 pending Trump administration nominees, including Fed Chair-designate Jerome Powell, must update their financial disclosures and have the White House resubmit their names for consideration by the Senate.
Shifting policy stances and a renewed focus on housing finance reform from the White House could make 2018 a breakout year for Congress to finally resolve the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and four other Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee are insisting on a recorded vote by the full Senate for the nomination of Brian Montgomery as Federal Housing Administration commissioner.