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Apartment Advocate: Multifamily Tax Reform Impact and Shrinking Military Housing Program

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March 14, 2014
On the Hill
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Sweeping Tax Reform Plan Raises Concerns for Multifamily – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) has unveiled a sweeping tax reform proposal to little or no fanfare on Capitol Hill …

Budget Proposal Shrinks Core Military Housing Program – As Washington continues to face budget challenges, Defense Department Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a fiscal year 2015 budget proposal this week that raises significant concerns for our military and their families …

Around the Nation
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Madison, Wis., Postpones MF Benchmarking Plan – The Madison City Council has postponed the final vote on a law to make owners of larger commercial and apartment buildings publicly report energy performance or face fines ...

Earthquake Retrofit Plan: L.A. Tenants Would Pay Full Cost – Los Angeles City Council member Bernard Parks wants to allow owners who seismically retrofit apartment buildings to pass on 100 percent of the costs to tenants …

Advocacy Connections 
Industry ad campaign continues
Industry Ad Campaign Continues; Dominates D.C. Political Media on Lobby Day – NAA's joint advertising campaign with NMHC dominated Washington, D.C. print and online political media during the NAA Capitol Conference and Lobby Day this week ...

"Congress 101: What Does My Member of Congress Do and Who Works There?" – In partnership with NAA, the Congressional Management Foundation helps you understand how members of Congress work and think in this seven-minute video …

The President's Budget at a Glance – The President released his budget request on March 4, 2014, reinforcing his themes on issues such as infrastructure, education and income inequality ...

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NAA Capitol Conference
This week's NAA Capitol Conference drew the largest attendance ever, with the highest number of visits on Capitol Hill. In addition to advocacy sessions and guest speakers including former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, members conducted business such as this meeting of the Association Executives Council. More on the NAA Capitol Conference in the next edition.
In This Edition...
Sweeping tax reform plan and budget impact on military housing are among major industry news, while benchmarking and earthquake retrofits affect multifamily housing at the local level. Industry ad campaign dominates D.C. media during NAA’s Lobby Day.
Advocacy Blogs

Capitol Update:
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What Do You Think?
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