Congressmen Release Draft of Legislation to Replace Fannie, Freddie with Ginnie Mae

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:30am

Reps. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and John Delaney, D-Md., last week released draft legislation that would wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over a five-year period and create a mortgage insurance program run through Ginnie Mae. Under the legislation, Ginnie Mae would leave the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and become a stand-alone agency. Hensarling and Delaney released the text of the legislation, as well as a section-by-section summary and an overview and summary.