Builders looking to send a message to Congress that it needs to take action to keep housing and the economy on the right track should mark their calendar now for the most important grassroots event of the year — the 2017 NAHB Legislative Conference. The conference is on Wednesday, June 14, and is a day-long event that coincides with the NAHB Midyear Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C.
The home building industry still faces major challenges as the housing market continues to regain its footing. Without a healthy housing market, the economy can’t flourish. The issues that are important to home builders, remodelers and others in our industry are the same issues that are key to a thriving economy.
Builders are encouraged to travel to the nation’s capital to urge their representatives and senators to make progress on several key issues, including:
Reducing regulations that harm small business;
Protecting middle-class tax breaks that promote homeownership;
Reforming the nation’s housing finance system;
Creating a national flood insurance program that is predictable and affordable;
Enabling a supply of softwood lumber sufficient to meet demand;
Providing better insurance options for small businesses, including association health plans; and
Promoting sensible energy codes.
Attending this year’s Legislative Conference will give NAHB members an unparalleled opportunity to lobby members of Congress to protect their business and industry, establish lasting relationships with their elected federal officials, do their part to ensure that NAHB’s issues are heard by Washington policymakers and galvanize a united front on Capitol Hill.
A strong builder turnout on June 14 will send a powerful message to members of Congress that housing must remain a top national priority.
For more information and to register, visit nahb.org/legcon; or contact Michael Blake Bezruki at 800-368-5242 x8542.