MPA Hot 100 2014: Jeb Hensarling

by Ryan Smith20 Dec 2013
Jeb Hensarling
Name: Jeb Hensarling

Hot 100: Rep. Jeb Hensarling is one of the leading proponents of killing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He essentially wants to totally privatize the mortgage industry, eliminating federal guarantees even as industry experts insist that to do so would make mortgages too expensive for many middle-class home buyers. Hensarling's pet legislation, the PATH Act, passed the House Finance Committee without a single Democratic vote, but industry groups are fighting it all the way.



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