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Grassroots Advocacy Update on Federal Agency Conference and Travel Limitations Legislation

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The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) has been actively working against bills moving in Congress that would limit federal agency employee attendance at private, non-government conferences, like those hosted by NAHMA and the regional AHMAs.

Last month, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed H.R. 4631, the Government Spending Accountability (GSA) Act.  The bill contains a number of modifications to the federal agency conference and travel limitations legislative language that NAHMA and our industry colleagues have requested.

The GSA Act is a definite improvement over the previous legislative language restricting federal agency employee attendance at private conferences.  While the Act represents a positive step towards addressing NAHMA’s original concerns with the federal agency conference and travel limitations language, NAHMA believes that additional language modifications to H.R. 4631 are necessary to ensure that federal agencies can operate effectively and efficiently as they work to fulfill their missions.

To that end, we have posted a new one page brief on H.R. 4631 on our website.  A copy of the document may be found here: http://www.nahma.org/content/Grassroots%20Files/HR%204631%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

If you would like to help NAHMA oppose legislation in Congress that would deter or limit federal agency employee attendance at conferences or you would like to find out more about this issue, please click here: http://www.nahma.org/content/grassroots_conferences.html

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