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FHFA Extends Comment Period for Proposed FHLB Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/6/2014

Washington, D.C.– The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that it is extending the comment period for the agency’s proposed rule on Federal Home Loan Bank membership by 60 days.  The comment period was previously set to close on November 12, 2014, 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.  The comment period will now close on January 12, 2015.

FHFA is extending the comment period in light of the importance of the issues addressed in the proposed rule, the high level of interest in the proposal and requests from multiple stakeholders for more time to evaluate the proposed rule.

Comments on the proposed rule must be received by January 12, 2015 and should be submitted via FHFA.gov (Link to Proposed Rule) or in accordance with the directions provided in the Federal Register notice extending the comment period.

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks. These government-sponsored enterprises provide more than $5.6 trillion in funding for the U.S. mortgage markets and financial institutions.

Contacts:
Corinne Russell (202) 649-3032​ / Stefanie Johnson (202) 649-3030​
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