New roads will not be funded with fees charged by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to guarantee loans, thanks to an agreement between Democrats and Republicans in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

HousingWire cites multiple reports stating that negotiators from both Congressional houses struck a deal on a five-year highway bill, with only formal votes from both houses and a signature from President Obama remaining to make the deal official.

Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. introduced a budget point of order to prevent guarantee-fees from being used to offset federal spending. “Each time guarantee fees are extended, increased and diverted for unrelated spending, homeowners are charged more for their mortgages and taxpayers are exposed to additional risk,” Crapo wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. “Attempts to increase or extend these fees makes it more difficult to reform our housing system and wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”

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