Mel Watt

Melvin Luther "Mel" Watt is an American politician who served as the United States Representative for from 1993 until taking office Jan. 6, 2014 as the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Mel Watt has 639 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1992 Forum as a U.S. Representative Candidate. The year with the most videos was 1995 with 64 videos as a Democratic Representative for North Carolina's 12th district. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2014 with an average of 9,916 views per program. Most appearances with Maxine Waters (19), Barney Frank (16), Spencer Bachus (15). Most common tags: African Americans, Banking & Financial Markets, Regulation.

Appearances by Title:January 6, 2014 - Present Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency Videos: 7


U.S. Representative, D-NC 12th January 3, 1993 - January 6, 2014 Videos: 631 U.S. Representative Candidate,
c. September 25, 1992 - c. November 10, 1992 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • Housing Finance System

    Housing Finance System

    Mel Watt testified at a hearing on housing finance policy. He reiterated his concerns over long-term conservatorship of…

  • Housing Policy

    Housing Policy

    Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt talked about FHFA’s work as regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System…

  • Financial Stability and the Economy

    Financial Stability and the Economy

    Members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) testified at a hearing on the council’s agenda and operations.

  • Housing Finance

    Housing Finance

    Federal Housing Finance Director Mel Watt testified before the House Financial Services Committee about housing finance and…

  • Housing Policy

    Housing Policy

    Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt testified before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee…

  • Newsmakers with Mel Watt

    Newsmakers with Mel Watt

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

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Historical Member of Congress Record

Former District Map Former Ideology Rankings

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