Sen. Rick Scott & Colleagues Send Letter to Biden Administration Blasting Proposal to Punish Borrowers with High Credit Scores

May 2, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Rick Scott joined Senators Roger Marshall, Thom Tillis and 15 of their colleagues in leading a letter to the Biden administration's Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Sandra Thompson. This letter expressed the senators’ outrage at Thompson's proposal to penalize Americans who have managed their money responsibly in order to subsidize high-risk borrowers with low credit. 


Proposals like these set a dangerous precedent. In their letter, the senators wrote, “This shortsighted and counterproductive policy demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of the necessity of accurately tailoring housing finance products to credit risk and establishes a perverse incentive that punishes hardworking Americans for their fiscal prudence,” the letter said. “Under your leadership, FHFA has pushed forward a number of policy proposals and changes that seek to social-engineer the U.S. housing market in ways that increase riskiness and promote discrimination…The fact that a proposal flaunting credit risk is being openly pushed by FHFA just a decade-and-a-half after the housing-led 2008 financial crisis is staggering…The housing market should not be exploited as a means to pander to targeted demographics that you have chosen, nor an instrument to secure political favoritism.”


U.S. Senators Mike Braun (IN), Ted Budd (NC), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Tom Cotton (AR), Kevin Cramer (ND), Lindsey Graham (SC), Chuck Grassley (IA), Ron Johnson (WI), James Lankford (OK), Jerry Moran (KS), Mike Rounds (SD), Marco Rubio (FL), Eric Schmitt (MO), John Thune (SD), and Todd Young (IN)  joined the letter to the FHFA.


You may click HERE or on the image below to read the full letter.