West Side Congressman Jerry Nadler and the rest of the New York Democratic Congressional Delegation have sent a letter to the Tom Miller, the Iowa attorney general, castigating him for removing New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman from the mortgage settlement negotiations.
Schneiderman has opposed efforts by other states and by the Obama administration to negotiate a foreclosure settlement with the banks and so was kicked off the executive committee of state officials working to put together a deal.
“As members of the New York congressional delegation, we are united in fighting for a fair resolution of the housing crisis that has devastated tens of thousands of families across our state,” the members of Congress wrote. “That is why we are deeply troubled by your recent action to silence New York’s voice by removing New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from an executive committee negotiating a nationwide settlement with the banks. We ask that you explain how New York’s interests will be protected as negotiations move forward.” Read More