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FOIA News: House committee considers bill to open records at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

FOIA News (2017)Kevin SchmidtComment

House committee considers bill to open records at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

By Kelsey Ramirez, HousingWire, April 24, 2017

Under current law, the Freedom of Information Act does not apply to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac because, while they are under federal conservatorship, they are not federal agencies.

H.R. 1694, introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz R-UT, seeks to change that.

Under the bill, the GSEs would be directed to accept and process FOIA requests from the public and release information to satisfy those request for as long as they remain under federal conservatorship.

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