WASHINGTON — Several housing groups are urging lawmakers to stop using certain fee increases at government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to offset unrelated spending.

The Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Home Builders and National Association of Realtors wrote to Senate leaders and the heads of the Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday, warning that continued use of increases to "guarantee fees" for budget purposes could slow down efforts to reform the housing finance system. The Senate's proposed budget plan includes a provision mandating higher g-fees.

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