Vice President Pence to Speak at Legislative Conference

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 8, 2017 7 Comments

Vice President Mike Pence will be the keynote speaker at the NAHB Legislative Conference briefing on Wednesday, June 14 during the NAHB Midyear Board of Directors meeting. The briefing will provide an insider’s view of how the Trump administration is shaking up the status quo in Washington.

We were greatly honored when Donald Trump, who was then the Republican presidential nominee, spoke at our Midyear Meeting last summer.

The fact that President Trump and Vice President Pence have taken time out of their busy schedules to address our leadership speaks volumes about the importance of the residential construction industry: As housing goes, so goes the economy.

NAHB has allied with the White House as the administration advances its pro-growth economic agenda to create more jobs, lower taxes and reduce burdensome regulations that harm small business.

While we don’t yet have all the details about Vice President Pence’s visit, we do know that those planning to attend the Legislative Conference in our nation’s capital should plan to arrive when registration opens at 6:30 a.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park. Vice President Pence is scheduled to begin his remarks at 9 a.m.

Following his address, builders will depart to Capitol Hill to meet with their federal lawmakers to discuss important housing issues, including protecting middle-class tax breaks that promote homeownership, improving the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, creating a national flood insurance program that is predictable and affordable, reforming the nation’s housing finance system, and more.

For further information on the Legislative Conference, including registration, schedule and issue materials, be sure to visit NAHB.org/LegCon or contact Michael Blake Bezruki at 800-368-5242 x8542.

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  1. Bill Goyne says:

    Super

  2. Richard Niday says:

    You were honored to have Donald speak at your meeting? Are you serious? He is a short sighted, bigoted, self serving buffoon that only cares about making more money, regardless of the cost to the environment or the rest of the world. He is hell bent on destroying the laws that were put in place to prevent the banks from creating another financial crash. If Pence follows suit, I hope you will tell him to grow up and remember the golden rule and to think long term. We are in the home building business for the long haul, not just for four years.

    • Cindy M. says:

      Donald Trump is the best thing that has happened to the Homebuilding industry in a very long time. While some reforms were necessary to prevent banks from becoming over zealous, the enacted reforms were crippling to the small builder, needing a loan from a local community bank. Most of the issues were caused when ACORN tried to shut down banks for not making loans to unqualified minorities. Then came the liar loans and so many more to show the banks were equal opportunity lenders. Banks got the total blame for being the problem, when in reality they were being coerced into making suspect loans. Government’s environmental institutions have been making up the rules as they went along. A Builder/Developer can follow rules as long as we know what they are, before the land is purchased and permitted. Long term environmental concerns should not mean shutting down homebuilding. I suspect political leanings, instead of good common sense would make someone think differently. When the market is good and people have jobs, they buy houses.

      • Richard Niday says:

        The housing market began its recovery long before Donald took over. It is naive to give him credit for any of that.
        As a small builder, the reforms you refer to didn’t cripple my business at all. I was doing just fine. Your “facts” on ACORN are “alternative”. It was the crash of 2008 that made all the money dry up. The crash fueled by the big banks’ greed. They made bad loans because they could, by eliminated all the risk for themselves. They coerced the ratings companies to issue favorable ratings on securities they all knew were toxic. They secured multiple layers of insurance on potential losses to cover their asses from both ends. Then dumped those worthless securities on the market to cash in and then bailed. They got rich at everyone else’s expense. They and their spinoffs are still getting rich – record profits – by taking houses from people whose lives they ruined through their actions.
        On environmental issues, I don’t like being told what I can or can’t do, any more than the next guy, but Donald’s approach to how corporations are allowed to treat this planet is disgusting. It’s nothing short of rape. Coal mining anyone?

  3. Norm Hyman says:

    Trump cares about big buildings, but has little interest in small buildings, especially if it’s affordable housing. E.g., tariff on Canadian lumber

    • Cindy M. says:

      I suspect if Canada and China were subsidizing their own homebuilding companies in the USA to undercut the market, builders would not be happy. Canada subsidizes lumber and the USA does not.

  4. Sid Glover says:

    Buy American products & Hire American Workers. Put LEGAL Americans first.

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