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Grassroots Action Alert: Amendments to Senate CR

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) strongly urges you to make your voice heard on two crucial amendments to the FY 2013 Continuing Resolution (CR) currently being debated in Congress.  Consideration of the CR will resume March 18, so it is important to contact your Senators as soon as possible.

Oppose New Coburn Amendment on Federal Travel

Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John McCain (R-AZ) proposed a last minute amendment to the continuing resolution which would severely compromise the positive dialogue created when federal employees attend association conferences. The amendment, S.A. 67, would limit federal agencies to sending no more than 25 employees to any domestic meeting. This includes private and government sponsored conferences. We urge you to contact your Senate representatives and give them this message:

Please oppose the Coburn Amendment #67 to H.R. 933 limiting attendance of federal agencies at all meetings and conferences within the United States.

The dialogue that occurs at conferences between the federal government and the private sector is invaluable to the policymaking process.  Public-private collaboration works best when there is a face-to-face exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Support Begich Amendment on FHA Commitment Authority

Please support Senator Mark Begich’s (D-AK) amendment #60 to the continuing resolution (H.R. 933) that would increase the multifamily and healthcare facility lending commitment authority of the FHA by $5 billion, raising the total commitment
authority to $30 billion.

This commitment authority is crucial to FHA’s ability to secure mortgage insurance for multi-family properties.

Failure to provide the additional commitment authority may cause significant disruptions to financing for apartments, hospitals, and health care facilities that serve millions of Americans.

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