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  • MBA Advocacy Update

    Last week, 130 MBA member lenders sent an open letter to Congress calling for comprehensive GSE reform. The Trump administration released its FY 2019 budget--which is merely a framework and has no force of law--for consideration by House and Senate appropriators.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    Last week, the House once again passed bipartisan, MBA-supported legislation (H.R. 1153) that would favorably adjust the Truth in Lending Act's definition of "points and fees" under the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    President Trump gave his first State of the Union address last week, outlining his administration's priorities for the year ahead.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    Congress resolved the short-lived government shutdown last Monday and passed another continuing resolution that will fund the government through February 8, although the debates surrounding immigration and spending caps remain unresolved.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    MBA has put together a "cheat sheet" outlining the potential impact of the current government shutdown on our industry.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    Both the House and Senate returned to session last week, with the Senate continuing to work through nominations. Debate continues among House and Senate leaders and the administration on how to resolve government funding once the current continuing resolution expires on January 19.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    The Senate returned on Wednesday and swore in two new senators: Doug Jones, D-Ala., replacing Republican Luther Strange; and Tina Smith, D-Minn., the state's lieutenant governor, to replace fellow Democrat Al Franken, who officially resigned last week.

  • MBA Year-End Advocacy Update

    The strength and influence of MBA is a direct result of your engagement. It is because of you that we are capable of consistently delivering victories on policy changes that promote healthy and efficient mortgage markets that benefit consumers and your companies. Below you will find some of the most

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    Tax reform continues to dominate the discussion in Washington, with the House and Senate slated to vote on a final package this week. Congress will also need to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open beyond December 22 before leaving for the holidays.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    The Senate adopted the GOP tax reform plan last week by a 51-49 vote.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    The Senate adopted the GOP tax reform plan early Saturday morning by a 51-49 vote. The bill contains a broad mix of provisions impacting the real estate finance industry.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    Last week was busy Washington. The House passed its tax reform legislation and the Senate Finance Committee advanced its version. The House Financial Services Committee marked up nearly two dozen bills and the House passed long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    Tax reform remained front and center last week, with the House Ways and Means Committee marking up its tax reform proposal, H.R. 1 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate Finance Committee introduced elements of its version of tax reform on Thursday. MBA will prepare an analysis of the proposal and se

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    Last week marked yet another incredibly busy week in Washington. On Thursday, MBA President and CEO David Stevens, CMB, testified on housing finance reform before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    The MBA 2017 Annual Convention and Expo took place last week with 4,600 people in attendance and sessions featuring speakers such as HUD Secretary Ben Carson and Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    The House was out last week, but the Senate was hard at work considering, and eventually passing, a FY2018 budget resolution that will serve as the first step toward comprehensive tax reform legislation.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    Although the Senate was in recess last week, the House remained in session; the House Financial Services Committee marked up 23 bills on Wednesday and heard testimony from HUD Secretary Ben Carson on Thursday. MBA sent a letter on several of the bills in the markup that pertained to mortgage lending

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt testified before the House Financial Services Committee and faced several hours of questioning on an array of topics, ranging from the GSEs' capital levels, to alternative credit scores, to the need for Congress to act on housing finance reform.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    The Administration and Republican congressional leadership released a preliminary framework for tax reform on Sept. 27, which would have broad and specific economic impacts on the mortgage and housing sectors. MBA will continue to engage with the administration and key congressional committees as mo

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    MBA wrapped up another Regulatory Compliance Conference last week, with several attendees traveling to Capitol Hill for meetings with Senate staff to discuss Consumer Financial Protection Bureau-related issues.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    MBA last week released a white paper, CFPB 2.0: Advancing Consumer Protection, which examines the approach of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during its first five years of undertaking enforcement actions in key areas.  

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    Congress returned from its month-long August recess last week and initially faced a daunting September to-do list. However, they were able to cross several items off of that list after President Trump cut a deal with Democratic leadership on a three-month agreement to keep the government funded thro

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    This week, Congress returns from August recess and faces an incredibly busy September. In addition to passing legislation to fund the government beyond September 30, it will need to address the debt limit, reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program and provide disaster recovery funds in the af

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    Regulators proposed a delay to Basel III implementation last week, due in large part to MBA advocacy. Additionally MBA joined a broad coalition in sending a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, urging it to expand credit scoring models.

  • MBA Advocacy Update

    Members of Congress remain back home meeting with constituents during the annual August recess. In preparation for their return after Labor Day, MBA issued a MAA Call to Action urging Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires at the end of September.

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