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Speak directly with your members of Congress, state legislators and federal regulators about the impact of proposed legislation or regulations with the Mortgage Action Alliance, Inc.® (MAA). This voluntary, non-partisan and free nationwide grassroots lobbying network of real estate finance industry professionals, affiliated with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), is dedicated to strengthening the industry's voice and lobbying power in Washington, DC and state capitals across America.

Get involved with MAA to play an active role in how laws and regulations that affect the industry and consumers are created and carried out by lobbying and building relationships with policymakers. It only takes a moment to get started, and you do not have to be a member of MBA to enroll.

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Legislative Updates from the Mortgage Action Alliance

Last Thursday, over 100 new lawmakers were sworn into the U.S. House and Senate for the 116th Congress with the exception of Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), who was sworn in Tuesday so he could complete his full term as Governor. Senate Republicans and Democrats announced committee assignments for the 116th Congress. New additions to the Senate Banking Committee include Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). New members of the Senate Finance Committee (which holds jurisdiction over all tax matters) include Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT), Todd Young (R-IN) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). In the House, parallel ratios and final rosters for that chamber's committees may not be finalized and announced until next week.

And last night, Michael Bright, Acting President of Ginnie Mae, announced his resignation effective January 16 to be the CEO of the Structured Finance Industry Group. Maren Kasper, current Executive Vice President of Ginnie Mae, will serve as the Acting President upon Bright's departure.

January 10, 2019

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