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  • Capitol Update: Tracking State and Local Policy Priorities Finds New Trends Emerging

    Apartment Industry Colleagues,This month, I’m going to step outside of the Capitol beltway for a few paragraphs. As you know, tracking, analyzing and reporting on state and local policy trends are some of the central functions within NAA Government Affairs. Though this column predominantly focuses on federal updates, periodically it’s important to change the focus to something a little closer to...
  • Capitol Update: For This August Recess, Members of Congress Go Home Prepared

    Apartment Industry Colleagues,And so the August Congressional Recess…I mean “work period”…has arrived. Like kids exiting the classroom for their hard-won summer break, members of Congress flee the Capitol for friendlier climes (they hope) in their home states. The five-week recess will be occupied with town hall meetings, campaign events, fundraising and fact-finding trips to places around the...
  • Capitol Update: Congress’s Upcoming August Recess: Your Chance to Discuss Immigration Reform

    Apartment Industry Colleagues,The August Congressional recess is coming, which means it’s time for everyone to make their annual call to their members of Congress to schedule some time to talk about issues impacting the apartment industry. Each year we do these meetings on the home turf of our Representatives and Senators to impress upon them that what they do in Washington impacts apartment...
  • Capitol Update: What Events in Washington Mean for the Apartment Industry

    Dear Apartment Industry Colleagues,When he eventually pens his memoirs, it is safe to say that the President will not look upon the spring of 2013 with much fondness. The White House now fights an investigations and public relations battle on three fronts – more questions about the Administration’s handling of the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, revelations about Department of Justice...

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