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’Odd Couple’ in U.S. House to Tackle Mortgage Finance

He calls the law tightening oversight of Wall Street among the most “harmful our capital markets have seen.” She has compared bankers to gangsters.

The will of the new Congress to begin rebuilding the U.S. mortgage finance system rests largely in the hands of Representatives Jeb Hensarling, a Texas Republican, and Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, known as partisan fighters from opposite ends of the ideological spectrum.