115th Congress: Fall Legislative Agenda

first_img About Author: Joey Pizzolato The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: 115 Congress in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Previous: Best Practices for Servicing FHA Loans Next: Freddie Mac Perspectives Blog: G-Fees and CRT Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / 115th Congress: Fall Legislative Agenda Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Postcenter_img September 5, 2017 1,423 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 115th Congress: Fall Legislative Agenda 115 Congress 2017-09-05 Joey Pizzolato Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The 115th Congress reconvened on Tuesday after the summer recess, and will have to hit the ground running if they are going to accomplish all items on the agenda, according to the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions.The end of September brings a number of deadlines: first, funding for the fiscal year, which begins in October, needs to be approved. With that, the debt ceiling will need to be raised in order to allow the Treasury Department to borrow money for Hurricane Harvey relief. Although it is not yet drafted, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a recent interview that he would like to see legislation for hurricane relief funds be tied to an increase in the debt ceiling. The Nation Flood Insurance Program will also need to be reauthorized before September’s close.There has been talk of the Senate invoking the Congressional Review Act to remove the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s arbitration clause, which allows consumers to file class action lawsuits, although no action has been taken.Various committees will also gather for hearings that could have implications for the mortgage and finance industries. The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments will meet to discuss the oversight of the financial industry’s regulatory authority, and the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer credit will review proposals for “a more efficient federal financial regulatory regime.”Confirmations hearings will also be taking place: the Senate Banking Committee will vote on Joseph Otting, President Trump’s nominee to be Comptroller of the Currency, and Randal Quarles, the president’s nominee as Federal Reserve governor. Pam Patenaude, who was nominated to be the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Deputy Secretary in June, is still waiting on a vote. Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Watch Turkuaz Bring The Funk To Music City With These New Videos

first_imgTurkuaz has been bringing the heat and the funk to a chilly Southeast, and their stop in Nashville’s Exit/In last Friday was no exception. They followed a stop in Atlanta on Thursday with a barnburner of a show in Nashville. Though their opening act had to cancel their short run, the color-coded funksters were more than happy to expand their headlining slot to a two-set “Evening With” extravaganza.Twiddle Welcomes Turkuaz’s Shira Elias & Taz Niederauer For Capitol Theatre Closer [Videos]Playing sold out shows and packing venues across the country, Turkuaz is building momentum. The Brooklyn-based project has become a “don’t miss” act for fans of jam, funk, and soul, drawing crowds ranging from urban hipsters to jam-band aficionados and old-school soul fans alike. Though these crowds might have walked different paths to find the band, all their fans seem to agree: Turkuaz is the real deal.Members of Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fish, TAB, More To Perform Michael Jackson Tribute For Phish After-PartyThough guitarist Dave Brandwein stands front and center decked out in blue, he and his slinky guitar lines are far from the only talent on display. The horn trio of Greg Sanderson and Joshua Schwartz on saxophone alongside Chris Brouwers on trumpet gives Turkuaz an expansive revue-style power that sets them apart from smaller ensembles. Keyboardist Craig Brodhead slips in a little guitar in-between deft fills, and bassist Taylor Shell propels the party forward. Helping keep the balance of energies, vocalists Sammi Garett and Shira Elias offer up fierce vocal leads and move on the rock-solid foundation provided by drummer Michelangelo Carubba.PHOTOS: Turkuaz Close Fall Tour With Vogue Theatre BlowoutTurkuaz has been very open about their life on the road in exclusive excerpts of the tour diary and clearly relish their time onstage. In the clips below, their exuberance is both easy to see and uplifting in its pure essence. Check out the funky good times below!Setlist: Turkuaz | Exit/In | Nashville, TN | 12/8/17Set 1: Percy Thrills the Moondog, The Mountain, If I Ever Fall Asleep, Nightswimming, Coast to Coast, Change, Slippery People, European Festivity Nightmare, Babies Makin’ Babies, Rule the World, Chatte Lunatique, Future 86Set 2: Bubba Slide, One & Lonely, Make You Famous, 20 Dollar Bill, On the Run, Lookin’ Tough, Feelin’ Good, GoGo Mr. Dodo, The Generator, Holy Ghost, Monkey FingersEncore: Don’t Do It“Night Swimming”“Change”“Slippery People” “Chatte Lunatique”“Future 86” “European Festivity Nightmare”“Rule The World”last_img read more

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Belfast Blues Returns for Barrow Street Theatre’s New Season

first_img View Comments Next, Barrow Street will present The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill VOL I and VOL II in repertory. The neo-futurist production removes the dialogue from the playwright’s playing, stripping them down to pure action, resulting in a surprising comedy. Performances begin October 28. Following TJ & Dave is the return engagement of Belfast Blues, written and performed by Broadway alum Geraldine Hughes. Kane will direct the one-woman show told from Hughes’ perspective as a little girl in war-torn Belfast of the 1980s. The limited engagement will play from September 20 through October 5. Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes, having previously played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, will begin on September 24 and open officially on October 2. Hayes recounts the true story of his arrest in Istanbul and his escape from prison, which involved rowing 17 miles in the middle of a storm. Next, the Chicago improv duo TJ & Dave (Jagodowski and Pasquesi, respectively) return to Barrow Street for four nights only beginning September 11. This marks the Second City vets’ tenth year of performing at the off-Broadway venue.center_img The 2014-15 season kicks off on September 4 with a mounting of Waiting for Godot, performed entirely in Yiddish with English supertitles. The production crosses the pond after playing the Beckett Festival in Northern Ireland. Finally, Jeff Achtem will present Swamp Juice, a puppet show that he has performed around the world over the past two years. He returns with his inventive shadow puppets for a limited engagement beginning Thanksgiving week. Select performances will also include an interactive workshop. The Barrow Street Theatre’s tenth anniversary season will include a return engagement of Belfast Blues, directed by Emmy winner Carol Kane, a Yiddish production of Waiting for Godot, improv, shadow puppets and more.last_img read more

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Indiana Pork and Indiana Soybean Partner with Fair Oaks

first_imgStatewide— Indiana Pork and the Indiana Soybean Alliance are excited to announce a partnership to allow more school-aged children to visit Fair Oaks Farms.  Both groups have partnered to provide discounts to school field trips and to provide transportation grants for their travel to and from Fair Oaks. “The partnership with Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Pork has made it possible for more educators and future generations to learn about modern agriculture and where food comes from,” said Julie Basich, Chief Operating Officer for Fair Oaks Farms. “Fair Oaks Farms is grateful for this opportunity and has worked hard to provide STEM programs that the educators not only feel good about, but are excited to share with their students and families.  Less than 2% of the population is involved in agriculture, so being able to make these discussions more accessible to our youth is crucial in bridging that gap.” The partnership allows a $3 discount for tours of Fair Oaks.  School groups can also apply for transportation grants to help with busing costs.last_img read more

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Penn State : Trustee to head investigation into sexual abuse scandal

first_imgSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State’s Board of Trustees announced Friday that trustee Kenneth Frazier will head a special investigation committee, which will look into the circumstances that gave rise to a grand jury report that charged former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with a series of sexual assaults involving eight young boys.The meeting was the first public gathering of the 32-member board in light of the scandal. The meeting was moved from a hotel boardroom to a ballroom to accommodate the amount of people that attended, according to reports.The special investigation committee will be responsible to determine what failures occurred, who is responsible for the failures and what measures are necessary to make sure this type of scandal never hits Penn State again.The scandal caused major media outlets and national attention to flock to State College. Legendary football coach Joe Paterno was fired Wednesday night in the midst of his 46th season, one in which he became the winningest coach in major college football history. President Graham Spanier was also removed by the Board of Trustees on Wednesday.The grand jury report states administrators didn’t contact authorities after a graduate assistant, later revealed to be current wide receivers coach Mike McQueary, said he saw former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy in the football team’s football facility shower in 2002.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAuthorities have said that Sandusky met many of his alleged victims through The Second Mile, a charity he established in 1977 to help at-risk children.‘There will be full accountability for those found responsible,’ said Steve Garban, chairman of the Board of Trustees during the meeting, according to the Associated Press. ‘All resources will be made available for the committee to fulfill its charge and there will be no restrictions placed on its scope or activities.’Once the investigation is complete, Garban said a full report will be given to the board at one of its regular meetings.According to the AP, Frazier said the committee will have the power to hire independent lawyers and will publicly release the entirety of its findings.‘That’s absolutely what we intend to do,’ Frazier said. ‘The purpose of this investigation is to ensure that the public understands everything that we learn in this investigation and a report will be made completely public as quickly as we possibly can.’Pennsylvania Education Secretary and Trustee Ron Tomalis will serve as the vice chairman of the special investigation committee, according to Penn State Live, the school’s official news source.Garban also pledged to support Penn State President Rod Erickson at the meeting. The board removed the interim tag from Erickson’s title of president, but will reportedly continue to search for a permanent successor to Spanier.‘I know we can do this,’ Erickson told the trustees at the meeting. ‘We are resilient; We are a university that will rebuild the trust and confidence that so many people have had in us for so many years.’McQueary will not attend Saturday’s gamePenn State wide receivers coach Mike McQueary will not be on the field for the game between the 12th-ranked Nittany Lions (8-1) and No. 19 Nebraska (7-2) at noon Saturday.‘Due to multiple threats made against Assistant Coach Mike McQueary, the University has decided it would be in the best interest of all for Assistant Coach McQueary not to be in attendance at Saturday’s Nebraska game,’ read a statement from Penn State [email protected]  Published on November 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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