On September 23, the GHBA hosted Senator John Cornyn for the fourth consecutive year for a fundraiser to benefit the NAHB’s BUILD-PAC. The event, co-hosted by GHBA past president and NAHB’s incoming BUILD-PAC chair, Eddie Martin, president of Tilson Home Corp., was held at Brennan’s with 50 people attending. Jim Tobin, NAHB executive vice president & chief lobbyist, and Tim Jackson, TAB president and president of Tim Jackson Custom Homes, Inc., were also in attendance.
The event provided the GHBA with a unique opportunity to present Senator Cornyn with the NAHB Defender of Housing Award for his continued commitment to the housing industry during the 114th Congress. Senator Cornyn provided the crowd with an update on the current state of the U.S. Senate, a preview of the November election and the status of the EPA’s overreaching “Waters of the U.S.” rule.