U.S. House Approves Democratic Anti-Foreclosure Bill

“The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to let the government insure up to $300 billion in mortgages to help homeowners avert foreclosure over White House objections the measure would force the government and taxpayers to take on excessive risk.

The House voted 266-154 for the housing package offered by Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank. The measure would have the Federal Housing Administration insure refinanced mortgages after loan holders agree to reduce principal to make payments affordable.”

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