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Members of Congress, HUD Secretary Make the Case for Housing Is Infrastructure in Hearings

Published on May 21, 2021

The Senate Finance Committee, House Ways and Means Committee, and Senate Banking Committee all held hearings the week of May 17 on investing in the nation’s infrastructure. During the hearings, key housing champions from both parties spoke about affordable housing, including the importance of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA; S. 1136/H.R. 2573), the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act (S.98), and helping first-time home buyers.


Senate Finance Committee Hearing: Funding and Financing Options to Bolster America’s Infrastructure | May 18, 2021

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Below, watch remarks by Senate Finance Committee member Maria Cantwell (D-WA), lead sponsor of the AHCIA.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) Below, watch remarks from Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR).


House Ways and Means Committee Hearing: Leveraging the Tax Code for Infrastructure Investment | May 19, 2021

Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA) Below, watch remarks from House Ways and Means Committee member Suzan DelBene (D-WA).

Representative Jackie Walorski (R-IN) Below, watch remarks from House Ways and Means Committee member Jackie Walorski (R-IN).


Senate Banking Committee Hearing: 21st Century Communities Expanding Opportunity Through Infrastructure Investments | May 20, 2021

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge Below, watch testimony from Marcia Fudge, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge Below, Senate Banking Committee member Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and HUD Secretary Fudge discuss policies to help first-time home buyers.