Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We Need Your Help!

We Need Your Help: Urge the Senate to Support the Conference Report on Financial Reform Bill

Dear Seattle Chapter Members:

Please see the note below from the Appraisal Institute’s Washington DC office. New legislation, the Restoring American Financial Security Act of 2010, is now being discussed in Congress and would have a positive effect on many appraisers.

We request that as many Seattle Chapter members as possible take a few minutes to write a short note to our Senator Maria Cantwell encouraging her support on a Conference Report that will be coming in front of the Senate shortly.

You can use the following link to contact Senator Cantwell:

Your help is greatly appreciated – thank you!

Jessica Frazier

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Dear Chapter Leaders,

As you know, we’re on the “goal line” as far as financial reform is concerned. The House has voted to enact H.R. 4173, the “Restoring American Financial Security Act of 2010”, and in the next few weeks, the Senate is expected to bring the Conference Report to the Senate floor for a vote. This is where we need your help.

We have been approached by Senate Banking Committee staff to target specific Senators who are undecided on how they will vote. They are from your States. The Senators are:

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)

Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH)

Sen. Olympia Snow (R-ME)

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)- She has recently said she will support the bill, but we should still include her to be sure.

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)-Same as above.

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN)

The Appraisal Institute’s Washington Office of Government Affairs asks that you send this email to all members in your State, and ask them to use the link below to contact their targeted Senator(s).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Brian A. Rodgers
Manager of Federal Affairs
Appraisal Institute

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