From left: Bill Ward, Randy Noel and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La) pose after their discussion.
More than 50 leaders from across the NAHB Federation had 150 meetings with Senators and Congressional representatives this week as your association continued to press the case for affordable housing, tax relief for small businesses and middle-class homeownership incentives in tax reform legislation being considered by both houses. Over two days of meetings, these home builders, developers, remodelers and their trade partners discussed the preservation of tax credits to spur the construction of more affordable housing, provisions ensuring small businesses are not at a competitive tax disadvantage to corporations, and the importance of preserving incentives that encourage the growth of homeownership, particularly among middle-class families.
NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald and the rest of the Senior Officer team led the charge up Capitol Hill, accompanied by government affairs staff and bringing cogent arguments about how plans to dismantle these credits and tax incentives will decimate the supply of affordable housing and harm economic growth, given that home building is a major driver of our economy. As the debate continues on Capitol Hill, NAHB will continue to hammer home this message.
New York BA president Eric Wilson meets with Re. John J. Faso (R-N.Y.).