MHI Blankets Hill with Demand for Action on H.R. 1779
In response to several Action Alerts sent out by MHI Chairman Nathan Smith, people from all aspects of the manufactured housing industry have been sending emails to Capitol Hill. The requests are coming following the July House action in which the Financial Services Committee favorably reported H.R. 1779 (the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act) out of committee. The emails being sent are requesting Members of the United States House of Representatives to move
H.R. 1779 to the floor for a vote.
“Contacting your elected officials during the August recess is extremely important to our legislative success on Dodd-Frank reform,” said Chairman Smith. “And MHI’s new advocacy page makes it so simple, you can even do it from your smart phone.”
The emails are being sent via MHI’s new and improved advocacy page, which can be found by clicking the “Action Alert” tab on MHI’s main web page atwww.manufacturedhousing.org or by clicking here.
“By using this new tool,” Smith reiterated, “contacting your Member of Congress is as easy as four clicks.”
As of Thursday, over 3,000 people have utilized the system to send emails to the Hill.
State Legislative and Political Update
As the 2015 state legislative sessions approach, MHI’s Week inReview will start including updates on what is happening around the nation. MHI has engaged MultiState Associates, a legislative tracking service, to assist in this effort. Projected state session dates for 2015 are now up on MultiState’s Web site, and can be found by following this link -http://www.multistate.com/2015sessions.
Tip of the Legislative Hat to Brad Lovin in NC
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCroy (R) signed a budget bill that included much needed tax relief on the sale manufactured and modular housing. He also signed legislation similar to that adopted in Virginia regarding temporary use manufactured housing to assist in caring for immediate family with health problems.
Primaries – Several states have held primaries recently. Be sure to check out the all latest primary election results as well as ballot measures at MultiState’s elections page:www.statelegislativeelections.com.
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