IIUSA Advocacy Alert – September 13, 2018
Today House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) announced the Committee will introduce legislation to fund the government through December 7, 2018.
The continuing resolution includes language that extends authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program. While this extension is temporary, it gives IIUSA and its partners renewed opportunities to push for a long-term reauthorization for the critical immigration and economic development program after the elections in the lame duck and new 116th Congress.
Once the House of Representatives passes this measure, it will go to the Senate for consideration and then on to the President for his signature.
IIUSA staff is actively supporting a clean reauthorization on Capitol Hill in recent weeks and days to ensure the EB-5 program continues to be authorized, and working toward meaningful reform and long-term authorization.
Today’s announcement from the House of Representatives is good news. If you have any questions about this update, do not hesitate to to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Interim Executive Director, Aaron Grau, directly at (202) 795-9661.
Click the links below for IIUSA advocacy resources
- Economic Impact Map – Find out how much EB-5 capital has gone to your state and Congressional district between FY2010-2015.
- Contact Congress – Use our tools to make your voice heard by your Representatives.
- 1,000+ Supporters – Find out who from your state is an active supporter of EB-5.
- Success Stories – Economic development and job creation is happening across the country thanks to EB-5. See how here.
- Key Issues – View our full slate of industry consensus policy positions on EB-5.
- Words of Support – Elected officials, economic development professionals, and other business leaders from across the country know that EB-5 is working.
- Advocacy Brochure – Going to meet with an elected official? Bring an advocacy brochure.