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" July 23 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Congress may vote today on a rescue plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after lawmakers reached a deal on legislation aimed at alleviating the worst housing recession in a quarter century.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson today said the bill will send a ``very strong message'' and is ``key to helping us turn the corner'' after a slide in confidence in the firms. The White House dropped a veto threat over a measure to buy up foreclosed properties, spurring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to predict both legislative houses may approve the legislation today.
Paulson will get power to make unlimited equity purchases in and lend to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to prevent a collapse in the firms that account for 70 percent of new U.S. mortgages. The bill also provides for a federal agency to insure up to $300 billion of refinanced mortgages for struggling homeowners. Stocks rallied.
``It's important to get this legislation in place, and Congress and Paulson have done well to put together a workmanlike bill,'' said Peter Wallison, a former Treasury general counsel who is now a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. "
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