You can say you don't get involved with politics, and you have no need for this article, but our chosen careers within the building industry, be it builder, sub contractor, supplier or service provider is on the path that can not avoid politics and our staff and members that work on our behalf. The building industry is highly regulated and legislated; we can't just assume we have business through osmosis.
I would like to highlight the various committees that have, in all or part of the individual committee's oversight/jurisdiction, affects on our building industry and, by direct extension, our wallets. Below is a brief breakdown of the NAHB relevant jurisdiction for each committee and listed are the issues/bills that have gone through their committee recently.
Note #1: I want to thank Jim Tobin, NAHB Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Jessica Hall, NAHB Government Affairs, for helping me bring this to you.
Note #2: "BUILD-PAC contributors need to understand the importance of being informed about the issues affecting our businesses and our industry. It is equally as important for us to do our part to disseminate BUILD-PAC’s message among our membership. I encourage YOU to be an active participant in the political process."- Greg Ugalde, NAHB's BUILD-PAC Chairman