Newsmakers with Mel Watt

Mel Watt talked about his plans for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie… read more

Mel Watt talked about his plans for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mr. Watt, who resigned from Congress to become director of the FHFA in January 2014, announced plans for the agency that were different from those followed by his predecessor, Ed DeMarco. He said the agency would work to make credit more available to home buyers and take steps to ensure liquidity in the housing market. He also said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would remain engaged in their mortgage roles for the foreseeable future. Congress was also considering legislation about the future of Fannie and Freddie, and Mr. Watt said it was not his role to comment on such legislation. At the time, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac supported loans for about two-thirds of new mortgages. After the interview, the reporters discussed his responses with the host. close

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Newsmakers with Mel Watt

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Program ID:
319402-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Roundtable
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 16, 2014
Last Aired:
May 19, 2014

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  • May 16, 2014 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • May 17, 2014 | 2:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 2014 | 7:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 18, 2014 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 18, 2014 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 18, 2014 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 18, 2014 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 19, 2014 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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