“The Administration’s recommendations on housing finance reform are expected to be released in the near future and that will generate discussion and help move the debate along. I look forward to an open dialogue to build consensus around a viable path forward. I do not want to further destabilize housing markets or make homeownership unaffordable for the majority of Americans,” said Senator Johnson.
In addition to Senator Johnson, the other Democratic members of the committee are Senators Jack Reed (RI), Charles Schumer (NY), Robert Menendez (NJ), Daniel Akaka (HI), Sherrod Brown (OH), Jon Tester (MT), Herb Kohl (WI), Mark Warner (VA), Jeff Merkley (OR), Michael Bennet (CO), and Kay Hagan (NC). Senator Hagen is new to the committee.
Republican members are Senators Richard Shelby (AL), who continues as ranking member, Mike Crapo (ID), Bob Corker (TN), Jim DeMint (SC), David Vitter (LA), Mike Johanns (NE), Roger Wicker (MS), Pat Toomey (PA), Mark Kirk (IL), and Jerry Moran (KS). Senators Wicker, Toomey, Kirk, and Moran are new to the committee, with the last three newly elected.