It may seem too early to be thinking about the 2018 elections, but make no mistake, members of the House and Senate have already started their fundraising pitches. We are less than a month into the new Administration and already tensions are at a fever pitch between the two parties. With the Republicans controlling both the White House and Congress they have outlined an aggressive agenda that includes issues critical to the multifamily industry such as tax reform, an infrastructure package, immigration reform, Dodd Frank Reform and regulatory relief, and reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Political pundits agree that the GOP has limited time to deliver results on this agenda before election politics begin and influence the policy landscape. One thing is for sure, with 25 Senate Democrats and 8 Republicans up for re-election in 2018, it is already promising to be another unpredictable election cycle.
Despite current volatility in Washington, NMHC has not missed a beat and continues to work to ensure that the multifamily voice is heard on the many critical issues to the apartment industry.
Thanks to strong member support, NMHC PAC is well positioned to assist new and senior members. Our strategy is to support members of Congress on crucial Senate and House committees. This approach ensures that NMHC has a say in the policy discussions and strengthens the industry’s voice with new and long-serving members who will make the decisions that affect your bottom-line.
Early in each election cycle, NMHC staff, in consultation with members of the PAC Committee, has worked to craft a disbursement budget for the two-year election cycle. With the 115th Congress’ agenda unfolding, NMHC staff are meeting with members of Congress and facilitating NMHC member meeting to discuss critical issues, specifically regarding tax reform.
It’s a busy time and NMHC PAC continues to assist in educating policymakers on the importance of the multifamily industry to the economy and to millions of Americans who rent their homes.