Dallas BA Advocacy Goes to Washington

Dallas BA Advocacy Goes to Washington

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Members and government affairs staff of the Dallas Builders Association met with members of Congress on Wednesday, June 14, in Washington, D.C. , as part of the National Association of Home Builders Legislative Conference.

Dallas BA spoke with our service area's U.S. Representatives about key issues such as regulatory reform, housing finance reform, federal tax policy that impacts single- and multifamily housing markets, building energy codes, softwood lumber trade tariffs, the national flood insurance program and workforce/labor shortages.

Dallas BA meetings included significant time in the offices of the following congressional members:

Pete Sessions, Chairman of the House Committee on Rules

Chairman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee

Michael Burgess, M.D., Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health

Joe Barton, Vice Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Sam Johnson, Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee's Social Security Subcommittee

Kenny Marchant of the House Ways & Means Committee and a key voice on tax reform

Eddie Bernice Johnson, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

John Ratcliffe, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection