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Calabria confirmed by Senate to head the FHFA

Steve Goldstein

Mark Calabria was confirmed by a 52-to-44 vote in the Senate to be director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac . Previously Vice President Mike Pence's chief economist and an aide to Sen. Richard Shelby, Calabria will now have broad powers to reshape the mortgage guarantors that were brought under government conservatorship during the financial crisis.