WASHINGTON — House Financial Services Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus said Tuesday it was time for the Republicans to sit down with the Obama administration to see if they could reach an agreement on the future of the housing finance system.

While many GOP lawmakers have sounded strident in their comments on the government-sponsored enterprises, Bachus struck a bipartisan tone.

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