Congressman Trey Gowdy, Republican from South Carolina District 4, spoke to about 50 members of the Home Builders Association of Greenville and the Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS® last week.

The Congressman’s visit was part of the HBA’s regular regular Government Affairs Forum program.

The Congressman discussed the threat to the mortgage interest deductions, challenges the industry faces in accessing capital at banks and other lenders, and issues with current regulations governing appraisals.  He also talked about the recent debt limit increase and the dysfunctional political situation in Washington.

The HBA Legislative Committee hosts Government Affairs Forums about six times a year, and they are open and free to all HBA members.