Veto talk on housing bill is premature

Rep. Barney Frank credits grassroots power of Realtors

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told an audience of Realtors today that it’s too early to know whether President Bush will follow through with a threatened veto of housing legislation that seeks to aid troubled borrowers and make conforming loan limit increases permanent, among other provisions.

The House, in a 266-154 vote earlier this month, passed legislation originally put forward by Frank that encompasses …