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Volume 2014 - Number 23

June 12, 2014

Expert: Preserve, Don’t Eliminate Fannie, Freddie; Congressional Action Not Required for FHFA Fixes

Meaningful housing finance reform that would include “fixing” Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, rather than euthanizing them outright, is still possible in 2014 and doesn’t require Congressional action, according to an expert speaking on the topic this week on Capitol Hill. Speaking at a government-sponsored enterprise forum sponsored by Investors Unite, Joshua Rosner, managing director at Graham Fisher & Co., said that GSE reform should consist of repurposing rather than eliminating Fannie and Freddie. “We shouldn’t reinvent...

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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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