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Help Extend 179D

We need your help to promote energy-efficient design with members of Congress. Tell your representative to extend the 179D tax deduction now at the AIA Advocacy Center.

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Support the National Design Services Act

The AIA and the AIAS announce the introduction of the National Design Services Act (NDSA), which will give architecture students the same relief from crushing student loan debt, which is already granted young lawyers, doctors and others in return for community service. The bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4205, was introduced Tuesday. Please contact your congressman today to support the timely passage of this important legislation.

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The Advocacy Network Needs You

What is the AIA Advocacy Network?  By Amanda Stratton, Manager, Grassroots & Advocacy Outreach Last week, we introduced May as the month of the advocate. This means we are going to focus on all of the ways that you can make a difference for your profession, particularly focusing on the Advocacy Network. But what is the Advocacy Network? The Advocacy Network is robust and organized grassroots advocacy network that not only connects AIA staff and components with AIA members, but also AIA members with elected members of Congress. The ultimate goal is to build a lasting relationship between AIA and Congress, so […]

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What Reforming the Federal Tax Code Could Mean for Architects

By Andrew Goldberg, Assoc. AIA Managing Director, Government Relations and Outreach   It’s not every day that a 970-page treatise filled with terms like “carried interest” and “accelerated depreciation” generates a lot of buzz. But when said treatise is a proposal to revamp the nation’s tax code – and it comes from the chairman of a key congressional committee – it’s bound to make waves. That’s what happened last week when Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released his long-awaited plan to reform the U.S. tax code for the first time in more than […]

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Architects Laud Introduction of Bipartisan National Design Services Act As Way to Cut Spiraling Student Loan Debt

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) today committed to timely passage of the National Design Services Act (NDSA), which will give architecture students the same relief from crushing student loan debt, already granted to young lawyers, doctors and others – in return for community service. The bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4205, was introduced Tuesday by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and co-sponsored by Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) “The National Design Services Act will help promote sustainable economic development and jobs by ensuring aspiring architects are […]

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