NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald and First Vice Chair Randy Noel met with several bipartisan congressional leaders this week to urge Congress to pursue a strong national agenda for housing.
Discussions were held with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling and other influential lawmakers.
The NAHB senior officers made it clear that the association wishes to work with Congress and the administration to:
- Reform and streamline the regulatory process.
- Ensure that any tax reform efforts protect vital housing tax incentives that are needed to keep housing and the economy moving forward.
- Ease tight credit conditions for home buyers.
- Enact comprehensive housing finance reform.
- Promote policies that will keep homeownership and rental housing opportunities affordable to all Americans.
- Strengthen the link between housing, jobs and the economy. MacDonald noted that robust housing production is critical to a prosperous nation, producing millions of jobs and pouring billions of dollars into the economy.