The Week Ahead, Mar. 6, 2023: Mssrs. Powell, Chopra Visit Capitol Hill

Good morning and happy Monday. It’s a busy week in Washington, with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra scheduled to testify before Congress. But first, here’s what else is happening this week:

MBA Advocacy Update Sept. 26 2022

On Wednesday, MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, joined a small group of industry and affordable housing leaders at the White House for a constructive meeting on ways to address housing supply and affordability challenges across the country. On Tuesday, MBA member David Battany, Executive Vice President of Capital Markets at Guild Mortgage, testified before a Senate subcommittee on USDA’s Rural Housing Service lending program.

MBA’s Battany Urges Senate to Increase RHS Funding for Housing, Technology

David Battany, Co-Chair of the MBA Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council, told members of a Senate Banking subcommittee that policymakers can advance rural housing lending by addressing three areas: better workflow; better technology; and better loan products.

David Battany Represents MBA Today Before Senate Committee

David Battany, Vice President of Capital Markets with Guild Mortgage Co., San Diego, and a member of the MBA Residential Board of Governors, testifies this Tuesday, Sept. 20 before the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development for a hearing on Examining the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service: Stakeholder Perspectives.