WASHINGTON — House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank laid out his near-term agenda Wednesday, including a Jan. 22 hearing on executive compensation at financial companies and a Feb. 3 hearing on why banks are not lending more.

The Massachusetts Democrat said that he will meet soon with his caucus to craft a full agenda for the year and that questions related to housing finance would be a major theme. In particular, he said, the committee will examine a future structure for the government-sponsored enterprises. Separately, the committee also announced plans for a Jan. 21 hearing by its financial institutions subcommittee on the process for seizing failing banks.

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