We have reviewed the Senate Banking Committee’s to-do list. It’s strikingly different from the House GOP one in virtually all respects regarding priorities, concerns in the Dodd-Frank Act and the panel’s mission. This is in part because of Senate Banking’s broader jurisdiction (e.g., over transportation and export promotion), as well as the lengthy list of nominations it must consider. However, it’s clearly also because of a very different Democratic focus on financial reform. Here, we look at what the Senate says – not much to be sure – about GSE reform.
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