House Republicans this week made a surprise effort to advance a forgotten GSE reform bill with nominal bipartisan support directly to the House floor. Its unclear whether the effort will succeed but an industry lobbyist says the move was an exercise in futility nonetheless. H.R. 2440, the Market Transparency and Taxpayer Protection Act, from Rep. Robert Hurt, R-VA, was one of more than two dozen suspension bills added to the lineup of expected quick and easy votes. In the House, suspension of the rules is a procedure generally used to quickly pass non-controversial bills. H.R. 2440 had not been advanced for a vote as Inside The GSEs went to press.