White House may ease regulatory grip on Fannie, Freddie

01/17/2008 | Wall Street Journal (free content), The

The current home-mortgage issues have prompted the Bush administration to ease up on its regulations imposed on the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to people familiar with the situation, the Treasury Department has quietly given Fannie and Freddie a revised proposal that would change the standards for how and how often the government must approve debt issued by the companies.

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