Government Affairs

 

 


Advocating for our Industry and Consumers

For more than 25 years, WAMP has advocated on behalf of a strong and healthy business climate for Washington state. Our Government Affairs team represents nearly 2,200 members and over 15,000 industry participants and  businesses each year on policy issues that directly impact residential mortgage lending, business expansion and the state's overall economic climate.

WAMP's Government Affairs team collaborates with members from around the state to develop and refine the association's Legislative Objectives. These policy conversations turn into research documents, talking points and eventually serve as the guiding principles behind WAMP's legislative actions each session for the year in Olympia.  

Members have the opportunity to review and comment on the Legislative Objectives at the WAMP's regional Government Affairs meetings. Recommended edits are the reviewed and approved by the WAMP Government Affairs Chair and presented to the Board quarterly.  

Washington’s mortgage industry participants and consumers are under constant cost and regulatory pressure, where Washington State businesses bear 58 percent of the state and local tax burden.

Washington collects the

  • 5th highest business share of state taxes, and the
  • 7th highest business share of state and local taxes among the 50 states.

 

It is imperative that 2017‐19 legislative challenges are met and resolved in a way that protects our real estate communities, enhances reasonable & prudent lending, and does not inhibit Washington’s ability to maintain, and grow economic opportunity statewide, compete with lower‐cost states, and upholds certainty and fairness for taxpayers.  

The Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals is the premier advocate for all matters affecting residential real estate lending and private property rights in the residential context.

Currently, without a dedicated lobbyist, WAMP has a devoted group of  dynamic individuals who voluntarily meet and lobby on behalf of the Residential real estate lending industry both at the state and federal levels. 


Regards,

Government Affairs Committee
Governance Committee  

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