Nearly a decade after bad real estate loans helped thrust the U.S. economy into a major recession, the House of Representatives passed a bill to roll back a number of regulations for banks. The changes, experts said, could become a catalyst for increased commercial real estate lending, opening up many new sources of funding to developers.
On Tuesday, the House voted 258-159 in favor of a bipartisan regulatory relief bill that would remove some provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, which was created in the aftermath of financial crisis. It follows the passage of a similar Senate bill that passed in March.
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