Statement: Highway Bill Passage

December 1, 2015

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For Immediate Release

December 1, 2015

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USMI Statement on Highway Bill Passage

Statement by Lindsey Johnson, President and Executive Director of USMI

“USMI applauds the conference agreement for a multi-year surface transportation authorization bill, one that importantly continues to reject the use of mortgage credit risk guarantee fees (g-fees) charged by the housing finance enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as a source to finance the extension of federal highway programs.

USMI members are grateful that Congress refrained from adding an additional fee to mortgages for unrelated expenses, which would pose undue and unnecessary costs to current and future homeowners.”


U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI) is dedicated to a housing finance system backed by private capital that enables access to housing finance for borrowers while protecting taxpayers. Mortgage insurance offers an effective way to make mortgage credit available to more people. USMI is ready to help build the future of homeownership.  Learn more at


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