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February 21, 2014
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On the Hill
immigration reform principles
After months of positioning, House Republicans announce immigration reform principles – Immigrants are a key driver of apartment demand and an important force in apartment construction and operations, and, therefore, immigration reform is a priority issue …

Senate passes bill to stop flood insurance reform rate increases – The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to delay implementation of several provisions of legislation passed in 2012 to reform the National Flood Insurance Program …

Around the nation
fire escape
Philadelphia considering changes to fire code after fire escape collapse – After a deadly fire escape collapse, Philadelphia is considering changes to the fire code that would require rental property owners to provide proof of yearly fire escape inspections...

NAA leaders address industry concerns in model landlord and tenant legislation – Since 2010, NAA has been monitoring the Uniform Law Commission as it works to update the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act. The draft of this model legislation gives NAA pause …

Indiana bill would lessen multifamily inspection fees, restrictions – A bill under consideration would permit professional rental property owners to avoid municipal inspections and associated fees by hiring their own qualified private inspectors ...

Affiliate spotlight – The Florida Apartment Association’s Laura Heiselman discusses the priority issues for this legislative session and FAA’s message to legislators …
Advocacy connections
Bellwether districts to watch in 2014 – Find out which key 2014 races could answer important questions about political and policy trends.

How constituent activities rank with Congress – When your member of Congress is trying to understand your interest group' views on pending issues and legislation, is meeting with you more important than a town hall meeting?
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In this edition...
House immigration reform principles and Senate action to halt flood insurance reform rate increases are among key industry issues on Capitol Hill. NAA leaders make headway with concerns about model landlord and tenant legislation at the state level.
Advocacy blogs

Capitol Update:
greg brownGreg Brown Consensus by executive order
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#WTHill:
kathleen gambleKathleen Gamble Fight for what you believe in while looking good.
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