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New: House GSE Reform Bill Is Unveiled
WASHINGTON (7/11/13, UPDATE 12:34 P.M. ET)--The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), and others of the committee's leadership unveiled a bill today they say is intended to "create a sustainable housing finance system."

The Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners--or PATH--Act would:
  • Phase out government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac within five years;
  • Increase competition by ending the federal government's domination of the housing finance market; and
  • Give consumers more choices in determining which mortgage product best suits their needs.
Hensarling also announced today the Financial Services Committee will meet on Thursday, July 18 to hold a hearing on the PATH Act.

On the Senate side last month, several senators co-sponsored bipartisan legislation that would wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a new mortgage guarantor, the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation (FMIC). 

It was introduced by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.).

Watch News Now Friday for more on the bill.


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