Legislative Conference 2015
the mayflower renaissance, washington, dc
Please make plans to join fellow tribal housing colleagues at the NAIHC 2015 Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. NAIHC is working to bring you an agenda with important messages from federal agency representatives, tribal housing partners and Members of Congress. Don't miss this key event to address issues facing tribal housing programs.
Schedule at a glance
(subject to change)
|Tuesday, Feb 3
Colonial Room, Mayflower Hotel
|9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Early Registration|
|9:30 - 10:30 a.m.||Advocacy Training
|10:30 - 10:45 a.m.||Break|
|10:45 - Noon||Legislative Committee Meeting
A forum for tribal leaders and housing professionals to provide input and recommendations on legislative issues: this meeting is open to all membership and the public. Participation in legislative discussion is strongly encouraged.
|Noon – 2:00 p.m.||Lunch on Your Own|
|2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||BIA HIP Consultation
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has announced a proposed rule for the Housing Improvement Program. Comments must be received on or before March 6, 2015. To facilitate tribal consultation, BIA representatives will hold a session prior to the NAIHC Legislative Conference to solicit comments.
|Wednesday, Feb 4
Morning Session – Colonial Room, Mayflower Hotel
|8:00 a.m. - Noon||Registration
|9:00 a.m.||NAIHC Information Table Open
Conference attendees with meetings on Capitol Hill should pick up packets to leave at the office of their Member of Congress.
|9:00 a.m. - Noon||Chairwoman’s Welcome
Sami Jo Difuntorum
Legislative Committee Update Gary Cooper, Chair, NAIHC Legislative Committee
Messages from Federal Agency & Congressional Representatives
|Noon - 2:00 p.m.||Lunch Break
|2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Capitol Hill – Topic and Location TBD
|Thursday, Feb 5
Capitol Hill (Senate and House buildings)
|9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Capitol Hill Meetings*
Tribal leaders and tribal housing professionals are encouraged to meet with their respective Congressional delegations during this time.
*If assistance is needed in arranging meetings with Congressional offices, please contact Shawn Pensoneau, Office of Governmental Affairs Director, at 202-789-1754.