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Fannie, Freddie Crash After Bill Unwinding GSEs Passes Hurdle

• http://www.zerohedge.com, by Tyler Durden
The bill will call for replacing Fannie and Freddie with a new system of federally insured mortgage securities in which private insurers would be required to take initial losses before any government guarantee would be triggered.
 
The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Banking Committee said they had reached agreement on the broad outlines of a bill to overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the nation’s $9.9 trillion mortgage market, drawing a strong statement of support from the White House. The bill will call for replacing Fannie and Freddie with a new system of federally insured mortgage securities in which private insurers would be required to take initial losses before any government guarantee would be triggered.
 
The agreement announced Tuesday between Sens. Tim Johnson (D., S.D.) and Mike Crapo (R., Idaho) follows closely on the work of a proposal released last year by Sens. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and Mark Warner (D., Va.).
 

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