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Volume 2014 - Number 11

May 23, 2014

Prospects for GSE Reform Dim in Congress

Legislation to reform the government-sponsored enterprises moved forward in the Senate last week, but industry analysts suggest that complete action by Congress to reform the housing finance system is unlikely until 2017 at the earliest. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs approved S. 1217, the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act, on a 13-9 vote. The bill pushed by the committee’s leaders, Sens. Tim Johnson, D-SD, and ...

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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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