Congressman Jeff Duncan accepts Defender of Housing Award from (from left to right) Rick Quinn, APB, Quinn-Satterfield, and Dave Hagan, APB, and Scott Daniel, APB, of Ryan Homes.

Your HBA leaders and PAC donors met this week with Congressman Jeff Duncan.

During the meeting our members discussed with Duncan the need to resume negotiations with Canada over the lumber tariff, the need for a long-term renewal of the National Flood Insurance Program, the labor shortage and the need to expand the guest-worker program and support training in the building trades, and a long-term solution to the the mortgage-finance system.

During the meeting, HBA of South Carolina President Rick Quinn, APB, presented Congressman Duncan with the NAHB Defender of Housing Award. Thank you Ryan Homes for hosting the meeting.

PAC Check presentation to Congressmen Trey Gowdy and Jeff Duncan.

PAC Check presentation to Congressmen Trey Gowdy and Jeff Duncan.

During the month of October your HBA of Greenville was busy making sure that your voice is heard amongst your Washington D.C. representatives. The HBA of Greenville presented PAC checks to both Congressman Trey Gowdy and Congressman Jeff Duncan. During the seperate meetings here at the HBA office the group discussed what was important during this next election and reinforced some important industry needs and concerns such as housing finance, and EPA restrictions.
Here are some photos from both meetings.

Congressman Jeff Duncan

Congressman Trey Gowdy
Government Affairs Committee Meets with Congressman Jeff Duncan

Government Affairs Committee Meets with Congressman Jeff Duncan

Congressman Jeff Duncan addresses members of the Home Builders Association

This last week the Government Affairs Committee and Board of Directors met with Congressman Jeff Duncan (Representative of the S.C. 3rdDistrict) to discuss GSE reform, immigration reform and labor shortages, the mortgage interest deduction in tax reform, a proposed time extension to review the EPA’s expansion of the Clear Water Act, and refining patent laws concerning patents on common construction techniques.

HBA members met with the Congressman over coffee at a new model home at West Farms, a new development in Fountain Inn by Mungo Homes.

“We appreciate the opportunity to meet with Congressman Duncan and for the valuable discussion he engaged in with everyone concerning these issues that affect home building, construction, and home buying,” Mike Freeman, Home Builders Association President, said.

The HBA will meet with Congressman Trey Gowdy May 13.