NMHC PAC hosted its annual breakfast fundraiser for Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on April 2 in Washington, D.C. Twenty-three Members of the Caucus attended the breakfast. The NMHC Government Affairs Team was joined by Tom Bozzuto and Julie Smith of The Bozzuto Group and Ben Finley of Avanath Capital Management.
Tom Bozzuto spoke to the Members of Congress about the barriers that many companies in the multifamily industry face when constructing new buildings, especially if those building are to include affordable units. Bozzuto stressed the need for regulatory reform as a major step in making housing more affordable and accessible to all Americans – a goal the industry shares with Congress.
Key Member of the U.S. House of Representatives that were in attendance included:
Representative Lacy Clay (D-MO) - Chair, Housing, Community Development, and Insurance Subcommittee, Committee on Financial Services
Representative John Lewis (D-GA) - Chair, Oversight Subcommittee, Committee on Way & Means and civil rights icon
Representative Gregory Meeks - Chair, Consumer Protections & Financial Institutions Subcommittee, Committee on Financial Services
Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) - Chair, National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy Subcommittee, Committee on Financial Services
Representative Joyce Beatty (D-OH) - Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, Committee on Financial Services
Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) - Chair, Committee on Oversight and Reform
NMHC PAC prides itself on its longstanding relationship with the Congressional Black Caucus – as well as other caucuses within Congress. Our ability to host these targeted events is directly linked to the strong support that NMHC member firms give to NMHC PAC. As NMHC PAC continues to grow, we are able to support more and more allies in Congress and strengthen our relationships on both sides of the aisle.