Home on Break, Montana Legislators Visit Building Sites
Mirroring goals of NAHB’s grassroots BuilderLink program to build and maintain relationships with members of Congress at the local level, the Montana Building Industry Association took advantage of a congressional break in August to conduct home construction site visits with Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Rep. Dennis Rehberg, (R-at-large), a member of the House Appropriations Committee.
The Montana association regulary invites each member of its congressional delegation to job sites in various communities across the state.
This year, BuildLink has looked for opportunities to partner with state and local HBAs to hold visits with federal lawmakers in the districts they serve.
As part of the new approach to organizing these visits, NAHB has instituted a targeting process at the beginning of each legislative session that identifies key members of Congress for in-district outreach based on the leadership role they play in Congress and their oversight of housing issues.
Efforts are then made to work directly with the executive officers and elected leaders of associations to take advantage of congressional recesses throughout the year to meet personally with elected officials while they are at home.
For more information, e-mail Molly Murray at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242.