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Obama's Pick to Oversee Fannie and Freddie Has Deep Ties to Banks

May 3, 2013Rep. Melvin Watt, D-N.C., has been nominated by President Obama to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the quasi-governmental mortage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. One key question facing the FHFA right now is whether to allow struggling mortgage borrowers in the private market to refinance with a reduced principal through Fannie and Freddie.

How much campaign money has Rep. Watt received from companies with an interest in the mortgage market? Read more

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Key Companies

CompanyContributedRelated bill positions
Bechtel$2,271,4680

Key Legislators

SenatorsParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Sherrod Brown[D-OH]184
Chuck Schumer[D-NY]182
Mazie K. Hirono[D-HI]174
House MembersParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Raúl M. Grijalva[D-AZ]314
Eleanor Holmes Norton[D-DC]268
Steve Cohen[D-TN]260

Key Industries

IndustryContributedRelated bill positions
Waste management$4,425,1589
Numbers on this page (except for Latest Bills) include latest available data for contributions and bill positions starting January 1, 2007 through the present. For date range numbers on Latest Bills, visit the bill page.