March 18 the South Dakota Home Builders Association participated in NAHB’s Legislative Conference, appropriately called Bringing Housing Home. Rather than meeting with our US Representative and our US Senators or their staffs on Capitol Hill, we met with them at home, in South Dakota. Because of snow that day, we were only able to meet with staff from US Representative Krisit Noem’s office, and staff from US Senator Tim Johnson’s office. US Senator John Thune met with the group for close to an hour. About fifty SDHBA members attended the meetings that were held at the HBA of the Sioux Empire’s building in Sioux Falls.
Topics discussed included housing finance reform, flood insurance reform, immigration reform, tax reform, lead paint, crystalline silica, EPA regulation, the economy, and more.