House Member Introduces Eminent Domain Bill

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Recently, Representative John Campbell (R-CA) introduced a bill, H.R. 6397, that would prohibit Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from buying mortgages originated in localities that employ eminent domain to rescue borrowers from their underwater mortgages by seizing the loans and selling them to private investors to be restructured. The FHFA currently is considering its options for responding potential action by localities absent legislative intervention.