WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeb Hensarling is criticizing a provision in a House-approved immigration bill that would extend higher guarantee fees at the government-sponsored enterprises.

The GOP-supported bill would grant more visas to foreign students at American graduate schools. But to help pay for the legislation, it would also extend by an additional year an increase in loan guarantee fees charged by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The increase of on average 10 basis points — which was mandated under last year's temporary payroll tax extension — is now set to expire in October 2021.

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