Federal Regulator Stands By His Principles On Principal Reduction

Principal Reduction

Edward J. DeMarco, who oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has infuriated many by refusing to tell the home loan giants to reduce the amounts owed by distressed homeowners.WASHINGTON — A little-known career bureaucrat temporarily filling a key government job has emerged as the person with the most impact on the nation's battered housing market — and is rapidly making enemies.

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