H.R. 1225, the GSE Debt Issuance Approval Act
Posted by on April 26, 2011
The legislation, introduced by Rep. Steve Pearce, requires the Treasury Department to approve any new debt issuance by the GSEs. If Treasury approves a debt issuance, it must explain and justify its decision to Congress and the FHFA within seven days. The legislation limits the amount of GSE risk taking. On April 8, the Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises approved the legislation on a vote of 18-0-1.