“Let me stress and be very clear where I stand: I am firmly committed to a purely private U.S. mortgage market over time, free of any government subsidies or guarantees,” Garrett said today in Orlando at the American Securitization Forum trade group’s annual conference.
The New Jersey Republican is chairman of the House Financial Services subcommittee on capital markets and government-sponsored enterprises.
Fannie Mae, based in Washington; and McLean, Virginia-based Freddie Mac are the government-controlled mortgage finance companies taken over during the financial crisis.
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