Take Action With the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA)
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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.
You can share this animated video with your colleagues, which outlines MBA's advocacy programs and the importance of getting involved.
Share Your Story With Your Elected Officials
Write a letter to your elected officials introducing yourself and your business. Be sure to mention your impact on your local community.
Legislative Updates from the Mortgage Action Alliance
Last week, President Donald Trump signed a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill that included a four-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program until September 30, 2019. Also, the Senate passed by voice vote S.1749, legislation designed to correct a drafting error that prevented certain VA-guaranteed "orphaned loans" from being eligible for Ginnie Mae pooling. And the GSEs began issuance of the new Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security (UMBS).
This week, the House Financial Services Committee held a "markup" to consider eight bills, including the just-released National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, which would extend the program through September 30, 2024, create a demonstration program for a means-tested affordability program, make reforms to and investment in mitigation programs and reauthorize the National Flood Mapping Program.
June 12, 2019