BOMA International's advocacy team has achieved many successes so far in 2018, continuing to positively impact the commercial real estate industry and protect our members' livelihood. We gained huge headway in ADA Lawsuit reform with the passage of H.R. 620, the ADA Education & Reform Act. BOMA International's president, Henry Chamberlain, testified before Congress on the importance of the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction (179D). And in June, Congress kept the ENERGY STAR® program fully funded in the FY 19 budget.
While these are important victories that are the product of years of hard work and education, there is always more work to be done. We need to continue to educate and inform lawmakers about the commercial real estate industry and the issues our members face every day. To learn more about how to become an advocate for your industry, please contact Government Affairs & PAC Manager, Meg Novak at firstname.lastname@example.org.