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Inside Washington (01/28/2008)
* WASHINGTON (1/29/08)--Lawmakers are debating Federal Housing Administration (FHA) reform and government-sponsored enterprise loan limits as part of an economic stimulus package (American Banker Jan. 28). Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is pressuring lawmakers to eliminate the FHA reform and the conforming loan limits from the package so they do not slow down the legislation’s passage. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) announced last week a plan to raise the enterprises’ limits to 125%, with caps of $729,750. The House is scheduled to vote on the plan today ... * WASHINGTON (1/29/08)--A National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) webinar on key examination issues for 2008 is scheduled for today at 1 p.m. EST. NCUA board member Gigi Hyland will host. The free webinar will focus on practical implications of the recently released Letter to Credit Unions on Evaluation Third Party Relationships and strategic planning considerations for management and boards of directors. The webinar also will include an interactive question and answer session ... * WASHINGTON (1/29/08)--Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson will hold a press conference Thursday with U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral, Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Linda Stiff, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) to mark Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day. The press conference also will be Webcast on the Treasury Department’s website ...


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