MReport October 2018

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64 | TH E M R EP O RT Progress Report Some of the nation's most notable names spoke out in the last month on topics ranging from the economy to GSE reform, affordable housing, and more. "Not-so-happy anniversary" Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac marking 10 years under government conservatorship. "ground to a virtual halt" NPR Writer Kurt Stiegler commenting on the homebuilding market after the Great Recession. "this isn't a one-time shot" President Donald Trump commenting on the news that the U.S. economy grew at a 4.1 percent annual rate in Q2 2018. "stop strangling supply" Brookings Institute Fellow Jenny Schuetz on "excessive" local land-use regulation impacting supply in high-demand housing locations. "Indispensable" Freddie Mac Chairman Christopher Lynch on the role CEO Donald E. Layton has played within the company, upon the announcement of Layton's retirement. "I'm as tough . . . I'm smarter . . . I'd fight right back." JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon on how he could beat President Donald Trump in a head-to-head election. FINAL THOUGHTS

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