Capitol mortgage ideas

The US Congress is abuzz with debate on how, or indeed if, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should act to help restore order to the troubled mortgage sector. Jayne Jung talks to some of the leading protagonists on both sides of the debate


Tempers are fraying on Capitol Hill, as debate intensifies over what role two government-sponsored entities (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, should take to help stabilise the troubled US mortgage industry.

Several Democrat and Republican politicians are asking the entities to take on a larger role so that the economy can weather the ongoing credit crunch. Specifically, they are requesting that Congress temporarily lift the GSEs' cap on their portfolio size by 10%. However, James Lockhart, the

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here