NAHB Legislative Conference Returns June 14

Capitol Steps

Put June 14 in your “Dates Not to be Missed” file: That’s the day that NAHB members visit their congressional delegations on Capitol Hill to discuss and advocate for issues of vital interest to the home building industry.

Attending NAHB’s Legislative Conference is one of the most important things you can do for your colleagues back home – and across the country.

The conference rotates with Bringing Housing Home™, when our builders, remodelers and trade partners meet their members of Congress in their home legislative districts. The 2017 event is the first time our members have stormed the Hill in three years.

Federal legislators refer to these visits as “home cooking.” They need to hear what’s important to their constituents, because they want to represent their interests – and get reelected for another term.

“Our elected leaders want to hear from us,” said Steve Cates, a Tennessee home builder and chair of NAHB’s Federal Government Affairs Committee. “Their staff members are always very welcoming – and our NAHB staff always makes sure we have the tools and resources we need to speak about on the issues.”

The day starts with a morning briefing on key issues before the buses and taxis start rolling. After a day of Capitol Hill office visits and meetings, the NAHB Legislative Conference concludes with an evening reception at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., headquarters hotel for the NAHB Midyear Meeting.

Registration for the event starts in April, when registration for the Midyear Meeting opens up. In the meantime, mark that calendar, and get ready to put your best foot forward on behalf of this great industry.

Questions? Contact Michael Blake Bezruki, NAHB director of grassroots programs, at 800-368-5242 x8642.

This article is a post from NAHB’s NAHB Now blog.