House Conducts Hearing on HUD’s Proposed RESPA Rule
|September 16, 2008|
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U.S. Representative Melvin L. Watt (D-NC), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, today announced that the subcommittee will hold a hearing to review the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed rule regarding the Real Estate Settlement Practices Act of 1974 (RESPA). RESPA is the only federal law governing the mortgage settlement process and was intended to protect consumers during the home buying and mortgage processes. This hearing will build on the House Small Business Committee’s May hearing on this issue and will examine the impacts of HUD’s proposed RESPA reforms on consumers and other stakeholders in the mortgage settlement process.
Congressman Watt said, “I look forward to hearing from HUD representatives, consumer advocates and industry representatives on the costs, regulatory burdens and other impacts of the proposed RESPA rule.”
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