The Congressional Leaders
A big question overhanging Trump's administration is the president-elect's ability to get along with House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling and Sen. Mike Crapo, who is expected to take the chair of the Senate Banking Committee. Hensarling was on Trump's short-list for Treasury secretary, and is hopeful the new administration will embrace his regulatory reform bill. Still, he could object to efforts to recapitalize and spin out the GSEs. Crapo, meanwhile, will face his own problems, attempting to balance the desires of Trump with almost certain opposition from Senate Democrats on a closely divided committee.