The official platform of the Republican Party has softened language calling for the end of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, while continuing to demand reform.

The platform that party officials approved at this week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland states that, "The utility of both agencies should be reconsidered." That contrasts with the 2012 version of the platform, which stated, "Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be wound down in size and scope."

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