Iowa D.C. Legislative Visits a Tremendous Success
Despite the shootings yesterday, we had an awesome day with all of our Iowa senators and representatives. We were part of 800 builders and remodelers from across the nation for the annual NAHB Legislative Conference in Washington D.C.
We had a really full of meetings with elected officials and their staff, to call on Congress to make housing and homeownership a national priority and to support policies that will keep the housing recovery moving forward.
“Today, builders from coast-to-coast are sending a loud and clear message to members of Congress that a strong housing market is critical to spur job growth and create a vibrant, dynamic economy,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald. Among the topics that were covered:
A predictable, affordable national flood insurance program
Tax reform, including protecting incentives for homeownership
Promoting cost-effective energy codes
Securing a supply of softwood lumber
Improving the Low-Income Housing Tax credit to help meet the nation’s acute need for affordable rental homes.
The day began with a briefing where V.P. Pence was slated to speak, but at the last minute cancelled out because of the shootings. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), who sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, spoke to builders …
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