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NAA Urges Permanent End to Partial Government Shutdown

Industry News ,

Dear NAA Member:

Last week, NAA joined a broad group of industry stakeholders in proactively urging Congress and the Administration to negotiate an end to the partial government shutdown. As you know, the President on Friday announced an agreement between the two sides to reopen the government for three weeks. While we applaud this important step, NAA urges the President and Congress to find a permanent solution.

This shutdown has long-term ramifications for not only federal employees and contractors, but all business owners in America. Federal workers affected by the shutdown need to know their budgets will be back on track and rental housing providers need certainty that they will have adequate resources to operate their communities in the safe and efficient manner to which residents are accustomed.

There are an estimated 800,000 federal workers affected by the shutdown—about one-third of the total federal workforce. Nearly half of that group was working without pay. The damage that this shutdown has done to their lives and livelihoods is staggering.

Two actions taken by NAA include:
  1. NAA joined over 200 organizations in signing a letter prepared by the U.S. Chamber of commerce calling on the President and Congress to end the partial government shutdown.
  2. NAA, as part of another broad coalition of trade groups led by the Consumer Technology Association, has lent its support to a second effort to voice the industry’s opposition to the shutdown and to seek a rapid resolution and return federal employees and contractors to work.

Please consider sharing these efforts with colleagues and your elected officials. Only overwhelming public pressure will persuade lawmakers and the administration to end the shutdown permanently. For the good of the apartment industry, and the nation, a resolution must be found.

Thank you for all that you do to grow and protect the apartment industry. If you have any questions regarding NAA’s response to the shutdown, our guidance to members or how we are working together with other organizations to end it, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Greg Brown or Senior Vice President of Industry Operations Amy Groff.

Best Regards,

Robert Pinnegar, CAE
President and CEO

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