Hensarling Warns Congress to Act Soon on Reform, IU Calls It a Ploy
February 16, 2018
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, sounded off on what may happen if Congress doesn’t act on housing- finance reform this year and implied that it doesn’t look good for affordable housing efforts. During a House Financial Services Committee hearing last week, the committee chair fired off a series of questions to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin asking for confirmation on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s powers. With FHFA Director Mel Watt’s term expiring in January 2019, Hensarling’s concern was that the Trump administration will name a replacement that could do away with some of the GSEs’ affordable housing initiatives.