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May 13, 2014

FHFA’s Watt: It’s Not the Agency’s Role to Shrink the GSEs; Principal Reduction on the Table?

By Charles Wisniowski, Paul Muolo

In his comments to reporters, FHFA Director Mel Watt did not rule out Fannie and Freddie engaging in principal reductions to help troubled consumers who have GSE loans.

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


Not in my lifetime.


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