WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Corker, a top Republican member of the Senate Banking Committee, said Tuesday that he could not support the possible nomination of a fellow lawmaker to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, saying it needed a politically "neutral" leader.

The Tennessee Republican made the remarks at a Senate Banking Committee hearing exploring whether there were bipartisan proposals for housing finance reform. While members from both parties were enthusiastic about the need for reform, it's not clear they are ready to agree on many specifics.

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