117th Congress Archive

AIA’s federal policy initiatives are part of a larger, long-term effort to advocate in support of architects and the architectural profession. AIA focused much of its advocacy efforts during the 117th Congress (2021 – 2023) on AIA’s successful “Buildings-are-Infrastructure” campaign. Other key initiatives include climate action, resilience, affordable housing, school safety, design freedom, and tax relief for architecture firms, among others. While the 117th Congress has ended, AIA’s work continues. Please feel free to read more below about AIA’s advocacy efforts during the 117th Congress.

COVID-19 has dramatically changed our world, rocking the global economy and challenging the way people interact with the built environment. Through it all, AIA has tirelessly voiced architects’ priorities for COVID-19 relief. AIA lobbies for financial relief for architects to help them withstand the economic downturn, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), tax credits for redesigning workplaces, and funding for state and local governments (which often contract for architectural services). We’re also calling for a robust green infrastructure investment to get the economy back on its feet. Please see below for additional information about AIA’s federal engagement regarding COVID-19 relief.

AIA Letter to Department of Treasury RE: COVID-19 Relief Funds (July 16, 2021)

Read AIA [Letter to Agency] RE: COVID-19 Relief Funds >

GIWG Coalition Letter RE: Green Infrastructure COVID-19 Recovery Priorities (March 30, 2021)

Read GIWG [Letter to White House] Coalition Letter >

Chamber of Commerce Coalition Letter RE: PPP Deadline Extension (March 3, 2021)

Read Chamber of Commerce [Letter to Hill] RE: PPP Deadline Extension >

S-Corp Coalition Letter RE: NOL's (February 5, 2021)

Read S-Corp Coalition [Letter to Hill] RE: NOL's >

Green Infrastructure Working Group Priorities RE: COVID Recovery (January 21, 2021)

Read Green Infrastructure [Letter to Hill] COVID Recovery Priorities >

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