Last week the 93 freshmen members of the House of Representatives and 16 freshmen Senators came to Washington for their orientation. ALTA’s 2011 Federal Conference, which will be held March 13-16 at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C. offers us the chance to give an orientation to these new members of Congress on the land title and settlement services industry — especially our role as a neutral, third-party facilitating an efficient and secure transaction, that allows the United States to tap the wealth locked in their property. Please join us for the conference. We need your help. ALTA will set up your meetings with your political leaders so you can share our industry message. We will also bring in key government officials, regulators and experts to discuss regulation and legislation that will impact your business.