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GSE CEO Pay Cap: Is it Justifiable or Is It Unwarranted?

Mel Watt, an Obama appointee who could now be at odds with the Obama Administration if the Vitter-Warren bill gets signed by the President, said in a statement in July that the purpose of the pay raises was to "promote CEO retention, allow reliable succession planning, and ensure the continuity, efficiency and stability" at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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House Postpones Vote on Proposal to Cap Salaries of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac CEOs

Watt said in a statement in July that the purpose of the pay raises was to "promote CEO retention, allow reliable succession planning, and ensure the continuity, efficiency and stability" at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Watt's predecessor, Ed DeMarco, capped the GSE CEO pay at $600,000 a year more than three years ago after four years of conservatorship.

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Industry Analyst Defends Massive Pay Hike for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEOs

The cap eliminated by Watt slightly more than a month ago was put in place three years ago by then-acting FHFA director Ed DeMarco as a compromise between satisfying the demand for a reduction in those executive salaries while the GSEs remained under conservatorship of the FHFA and maintaining adequate pay for line staff, according to Rood.

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