WASHINGTON — House Financial Services Chairman Michael G. Oxley offered the first clues of his legislative agenda in a press statement Thursday, but drew the most attention for what was excluded.

The Ohio Republican’s priorities notably lacked any mention of strengthening the regulation of government-sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Reforming Fannie and Freddie has long been a crusade of Rep. Richard Baker, R-La., the capital markets subcommittee chairman, but Rep. Oxley did not include the issue in his outline of what each subcommittee’s priorities would be.

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