As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, NAHB members across the nation participated in a groundbreaking virtual Legislative Conference on June 22-24.
Members held virtual meetings with 74 lawmakers during the three-day event. Many builders who were unable to participate in the virtual Legislative Conference opted to set up their own online meetings with members of Congress in the weeks after the June 22-24 Legislative Conference.
During these virtual meetings with lawmakers, members asked their representatives and senators to move forward on several key issues, including:
- Promoting policies and job training programs that will help ensure an ample supply of well-trained workers to build the nation's homes;
- Strengthening the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC);
- Reducing regulations that harm small businesses;
- Preventing federal intrusion into the energy codes development process;
- Revising small business lending programs during the COVID-19 crisis to make those loans available to more home builders; and
- Providing rental assistance to struggling families during the coronavirus-caused economic downturn.
Thanks to everyone who participated and helped to keep NAHB as a strong voice on Capitol Hill.
View pictures from some of the virtual Capitol Hill meetings below.
[gallery columns="4" ids="https://nahbnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/OHalleran.jpg|Rep. Tom O'Halleran (D-Ariz.) talks housing with Arizona builders.,https://nahbnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Schrader2.jpg|Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) meets with Oregon builders.,https://nahbnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Burgess-TX-scaled.jpeg| Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), second from left, second row, engages with Texas builders.,https://nahbnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Rep-Williams-TX-scaled.jpeg|Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), second row, second from left, discusses housing issues with Texas builders."]