April 4, 2019 / 7:24 PM / 2 months ago

U.S. Senate confirms housing regulator overseeing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Mark Calabria, who was confirmed by a vote of 52-44, steps into a critical role in housing finance as Washington is renewing its efforts to overhaul the current system. (Reporting by Pete Schroeder; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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