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Mnuchin: GSEs Won’t Stay ‘As-is’ for Long

In an interview with Fox Business on Monday, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said he is committed to GSE reform—and that it might not include privatizing Fannie or Freddie. The main goal of the Trump administration, according to Mnuchin, is to provide "ample credit for housing" without putting taxpayers at risk. On the fate of the GSE's, Mnuchin said, "We’re committed to not leaving them as-is for the next four years." Mnuchin also discussed the Freedom of Information Act allowed GSE funds to be relocated toward other parts of the government—including the Affordable Care Act—without public knowledge.

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The Road to GSE Reform

How can the industry tackle GSE reform in the coming years? One housing expert weighs in. (Editor's Note: This select print feature originally appeared in the January 2017 issue of MReport magazine)

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Credit Unions Weigh in on GSE Reform

The chief of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions has asked Congress to keep certain principles in mind while drafting a plan to overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Lawmakers Not Giving Up on GSE Reform

The bill, called the HR 5505 GSE Review and Reform Act, would require the U.S Treasury Secretary to study the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac annually.

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Is Ginnie Mae the Answer to GSE Reform?

If the GSE reform should happen, the industry should aim to meet the needs of future generations of homeowners, not the want of political interests. In order to do this, however, Ginnie Mae will need to come forward as its own government corporation.

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