WASHINGTON -- Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt said Tuesday he had no plans to weigh in on pending housing finance reform legislation, leaving it to Congress to decide as early as this week.

 “My guess is that there were many people who expected that I would start talking about reform legislation the minute I got to FHFA,” said Watt, in his first public appearance since taking on the role of director of the agency, which regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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