Brian Collins covers the housing and mortgage market, including the Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A reporter with more than two decades of experience, Brian has covered the savings and loan crisis, subprime mortgage debacle and the fall of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The House approved a five-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program on Tuesday, but it remains unclear whether the Senate will seek to pursue its own bill. The program is due to expire Dec. 8.
Mark Calabria, the chief economic adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, said the administration is focused for now on more pressing issues than GSE reform, including addressing housing damage from recent hurricanes.