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Year in Review: The APA's Advocacy Work in Washington, D.C.
"APA achieved several notable advocacy wins ranging from saving key tax credits to securing increased funding for critical housing and transportation programs," during the 115th Congress, according to an article by Derek Segars and Emily Pasi.
More specifically, the article digs into the details of APA's advocacy wins on subjects of:
Tax reform – "the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act preserved most of the vital planning and development tax code tools including Private Activity Bonds (PAB), New Market Tax Credits (NMTC), Historic Tax Credit, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) that were originally targeted for elimination in earlier iterations of the legislation."
Omnibus spending bill – "Congress ultimately passed an omnibus spending package that met, and in some cases, exceeded APA’s FY 2018 funding request."
Farm Bill – "The Farm Bill compromise passed both chambers earlier in December with the language APA advocated for and was signed into law this week."