|00:00:02||PRESIDENT. FIRST OF ALL, IT CREATES A VERY BRIGHT LINE OF MANDATING 5%.|
|00:00:08||EVERY NONPROFIT, ALL F.|
|00:00:10||H.A. MORTGAGES WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THAT RULE WHICH WOULD EXCLUDE AN AWFUL LOT.|
|00:00:14||THE MERKLEY-KLOBUCHAR AMENDMENT ESTABLISHES UNDERWRITING STANDARDS.|
|00:00:21||FURTHER, WHAT THE CORKER AMENDMENT DOES IS STRIP OUT SKIN IN THE GAME.|
|00:00:25||WE LEARNED BECAUSE BROKERS AND MORTGAGE DEALERS HAD NO SKIN IN THE TKPWAEUFPLT THEY WERE SELLING OFF ITEMS AND DIDN'T CARE WHAT WAS IN IT BECAUSE THEY WERE BEING PAID.|
|00:00:35||UNDER AN AMENDMENT ADOPTED AFTER THE CORKER AMENDMENT IS CONSIDERED IS THE ISAKSON-LANDRIEU AMENDMENT WHICH WILL SET STANDARDS ALLOWING FOR THE OPTION OF THAT SKIN IN THE GAME.|
|00:00:44||I APPRECIATE SENATOR ISAKSON AND SENATOR LANDRIEU OFFERING THAT IDEA TO THIS BILL THAT WILL COME RIGHT AFTER THIS.|
|00:00:50||FOR THOSE REASONS, I'D URGE MY COLLEAGUES RESPECTFULLY TO REJECT THE CORKER AMENDMENT.|
|00:00:56||THE PRESIDING OFFICER: THE QUESTION IS ON THE|
Mr. DODD. I thank my colleague from Tennessee. He has been a positive, constructive Member of this effort before us, but I oppose his amendment for two reasons.
First of all, it creates a very bright line of mandating 5 percent. Every nonprofit, all FHA mortgages would be subject to that rule, which would exclude an awful lot. The Merkley-Klobuchar amendment we just adopted establishes underwriting standards.
Further, what the Corker amendment does is it strips out the skin in the game. One of the things we learned is that brokers and mortgage dealers had no skin in the game. They were selling off these items and they didn't care what was in it because they were being paid.
Under an amendment we will adopt after the Corker amendment is considered--the Isakson-Landrieu amendment--we will set a standard allowing for the option of that skin in the game, which I think strengthens the bill even further, and I appreciate Senator Isakson and Senator Landrieu offering that idea to this bill that will come right after this.
For those reasons, I urge my colleagues, respectfully, to reject the Corker amendment.
I yield back.