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MBA’s National Policy Conference General Session to Feature HUD Secretary Donovan, Senator Menendez and Representative Garrett

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 23, 2011 – (RealEstateRama)
WHAT: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) 2011 National Policy ConferenceOn March 30-31, 2011 the real estate finance industry will convene in Washington, D.C. to educate the Administration and the Congress on issues that matter most to our industry.   MBA’s National Policy Conference 2011 gives attendees the opportunity to speak directly to lawmakers about what they do in their community, as well as the practical effect proposed changes may have on their business and the industry.

Members of the media are invited to attend the conference’s General Session where participants will hear from key policymakers, including cabinet members and Members of Congress.

Confirmed Speakers for the General Session are:

• The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
• The Honorable Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman, Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development, U.S. Senate
• The Honorable Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman, Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, U.S. House of Representatives

WHEN:  March 30, 2011, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Tentative Order of Speakers:
Chairman Garrett (4:30)
Secretary Donovan (5:00)
Chairman Menendez (5:30)

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Regency Ballroom B-D

NOTE:   Question and answer periods during the general session are limited to paid conference participants.

CONTACT: Press credentials must be approved in advance.  To apply for press credentials, please contact:

Melissa Key


The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,200 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field. For additional information, visit MBA’s Web site: