Treasury Secretary Nominee Mnuchin Asked about Housing Views Ahead of Confirmation Hearing

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, has called on President-elect Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary Nominee Steven Mnuchin to respond to questions about where he stands on key housing issues. The Senate is expected to hold hearings and vote on Mr. Mnuchin’s confirmation later this month.

Senator Brown asked Mr. Mnuchin to explain his views on Wall Street oversight, housing finance reform, fair lending laws, and economic sanctions. “Working people need a Treasury Secretary who will work for them, not Wall Street," Senator Brown said. “The American public deserves to know where Mr. Mnuchin stands on the important housing and finance issues that he will oversee. While he made a fortune from the financial crisis, far too many Ohioans have yet to recover from it.”

Senator Brown also asked Mr. Mnuchin about his role as the former chairman of OneWest Bank, which foreclosed on 36,000 home loans under his leadership, according to the California Reinvestment Coalition.

Read Senator Brown’s questions to Treasury Secretary Nominee Steve Mnuchin at: