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Secretary Snow described the concept of a “new program” very well in his recent testimony before the Senate: New programs are akin to "new lines of business."

Some proposals have suggested that a regulator should review all of the "new activities” of Fannie Mae. In H.R. 2575, for example, the term “activities” is broadly defined to include “any program, activity, business process, or investment that directly or indirectly provides financing or other services related to conventional mortgages.” This definition is so broad that it could encompass every change in underwriting standards made by Fannie Mae or every transaction in which we buy mortgages.

Bank regulators do not mandate prior approval for "activities” in the manner some have suggested would be appropriate for Fannie Mae's “activities.” In the banking context, the term “activities” is used to mean “lines of business.” The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act contains a list of preapproved “activities” financial institutions may undertake. The “activities” listed in the statute are broad lines of business, including insurance business, securities underwriting business, and merchant banking business.

Any proposal requiring prior notice for Fannie Mae's “activities," as defined in H.R. 2575, clearly has no parallel in current banking


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