The Week Ahead Nov. 29, 2021: Three Things to Know

Good morning, and welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Here are three things to look out for this week:

First, Housing and Economic Reports. It’s time for the busy end-of-month roundup of reports. MBA this week, like clockwork, releases its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey on Wednesday, Dec. 1, with commentary and analysis from MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan.

This week also features three reports on November employment: The ADP National Employment Report (Wednesday); Initial Claims (Thursday) and the Employment Situation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (Friday). On the latter, MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni will provide commentary and analysis in the Monday, Dec. 6 edition of MBA NewsLink.

Other reports this week:

Monday: Pending Home Sales Index; Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey

Tuesday: S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices; Consumer Confidence

Wednesday: ADP National Employment Report; Construction; Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Index

Thursday: Initial Claims

Friday: Employment Situation; ISM Non-Manufacturing Index; Manufacturing, Shipments and Orders

Second, Congress. Time is winding down for the first session of the 117th Congress, and much remains on the table. While the House has passed the Build Back Better Act, the Senate has yet to approve the bill—if it passes at all. Senate Republicans remain opposed to the bill, so President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., need the support of Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; and Krysten Sinema, D-Ariz.—and he doesn’t have it, yet.

Additionally, Congress still has to contend with its fiscal 2022 budget package. The government remains funded through Dec. 9; without an agreement (or yet another extension), some essential government services could shut down at midnight on Dec. 10.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and newly nominated Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell visit Capitol Hill this week to discuss the Administration’s progress on implementing the CARES Act.

Yell and Powell visit the Senate Banking Committee this Tuesday, Nov. 30. The hearing, CARES Act Oversight of Treasury and the Federal Reserve: Building a Resilient Economy, begins at 10:00 a.m. ET in Dirksen Senate Office Building room G50 and can be accessed online here.

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, Yellen and Powell shift to the House Financial Services Committee. The hearing, Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response, begins at 10:00 a.m. ET in 2128 Rayburn House Office Building and can be accessed here.

For more information about the House and Senate, visit and, respectively. For more information about upcoming hearings in the Senate Banking Committee, click For more information about upcoming hearings in the House Financial Services Committee, click

Third, MBA Conferences. Here is a list of upcoming MBA Conferences:

·          Jan 10 – 13, 2022— MISMO Winter Summit 2022

Hyatt Regency Clearwater, Fla. Beach Resort and Spa

·          Jan 10 – 13, 2022— MISMO Winter Summit 2022 – Monday Livestream and Virtual Access to Workgroup Meetings

·          Jan 24 – 27, 2022— Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

Grand Hyatt Nashville

·          Feb 13 – 16, 2022— Commercial/Multifamily Finance Convention and Expo

Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

·          Feb 22 – 25, 2022— Servicing Solutions Conference and Expo

Hyatt Regency Orlando

·          Mar 6 – 9, 2022— Mid-Winter Housing Finance Conference 2022

Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Avon, Colo.

·          Apr 11 – 14, 2022— Technology Solutions Conference and Expo 2022

The Bellagio Las Vegas

·          Apr 25 – 26, 2022— State and Local Workshop 2022

Renaissance Washington, D.C.

·          Apr 26 – 27, 2022— National Advocacy Conference 2022

Renaissance Washington, D.C.

·          May 15 – 18, 2022— Secondary and Capital Markets Conference and Expo 2022

Marriott Marquis New York

·          May 15 – 18, 2022— Commercial/Multifamily Housing Servicing and Technology Conference

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

·          May 22 – 25, 2022— Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference 2022

Intercontinental Miami

For more information, click the links above or visit

For the most up-to-date information regarding legislative activity at the state and local level, visit the MBA State Legislative Database here.

For information about MBA Education events, visit  

For information about the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA), visit

Enjoy the week!