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BPC discussion: Fannie, Freddie reform can happen but one step at a time

Separate housing finance and housing policy
Reform of the GSEs and housing finance may come, but it’s more likely to come in small bites rather than the big prix fixe Johnson-Crapo or the PATH Act. Republicans and Democrats agree on some things, like getting government out of housing finance outside of liquidity. But more? Read on.
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Here's the reaction to the latest Fannie, Freddie reform proposal

Waters' plan joins three others already in consideration
With the release of GSE reform legislation from Representative Maxine Waters, there are now four different proposals to wind down Fannie and Freddie and create a new mortgage market structure in the U.S. But have we reached the saturation point of GSE reform proposals?
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3 dangers housing finance faces in 2014

Ambiguous, complex, and inconsistent enforcment ahead
When a law's effect is determined by how it is enforced, and when there's a new model of regulation by people who don't understand what they're regulating — that's not a good place to be.
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Maxine Waters places housing reform on chopping block

Calls for principal reduction, more equal access to market
While Maxine Waters, D-Calif., applauded the current proposals on the Congressional floor, she still believes more can be done. As a result, she is preparing an alternative approach to these proposals that comprehensively addresses the issue of replacing the government-sponsored enterprises’ multifamily program.
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House panel grills FHA Commissioner

Carol Galante: $1.68B funding request is not a bailout
Federal Housing Administration Commissioner Carol Galante pushed back at claims from Congress that the FHA’s recent request for a $1.7 billion Treasury draw is a bailout or proof that the agency's model is a failure.
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Hensarling blames Dodd-Frank for mortgage market volatility

Housing finance reform is a necessity for a sustainable market
The passing and implementation of Dodd-Frank gave the government more ineffectual power to micromanage the mortgage sector and ultimately reverse any progress made within the market itself, House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, said Tuesday.
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