Advocacy Toolkit

Take Action: Here are the top four ways you can help extend the New Markets Tax Credit.

1. Circulate the NMTC Extension Sign-on Letter to the Hill(NEW):

Our broad business sign-on letter to Congress included the signatures of 1,500 organizations urging Congress to extend the NMTC. Please take a moment to circulate this letter to your Representatives and Senators.

2. Build support for the House Extension Bill (H.R. 4365): Ask your Representative to cosponsor HR. 4365, the New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2014, introduced by Reps. Gerlach (R-PA) and Neal (D-MA).

3. Build support for the Senate Extension Bill (S. 1133): Ask your Senator to cosponsor S. 1133, the New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2013, introduced by Senators Rockefeller (D-WV) and Blunt (R-MO).

4. Write an Op-Ed: Submitting an opinion piece to your local or state press is a great way to bring attention to the impact of the NMTC in your community. Highlight the projects and the effect the Credit has had on economic growth as well as creating and retaining jobs where they are needed the most.

5. Invite Members of Congress to Visit a NMTC Financed Business: Getting a Member of Congress to visit a NMTC financed business is simply one of the most powerful ways to advocate for the extension.

Consider extending an invitation when you visit Congressional staff in DC or contract their district office with potential dates and possible NMTC financed businesses that would be of interest. Visit our In District Advocacy toolkit  to learn more.

Advocacy Materials

Support letters

Congressional Target Lists

About the 113th Congress

The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch. It is composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives based on the results of the 2012 Senate elections and the 2012 House elections. The seats in the House were apportioned based on the 2010 United States Census. It first met in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2013, and is scheduled to end on January 3, 2015. Senators elected to regular terms in 2008 are in the last two years of those terms during this Congress.

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Tools for following legislation

Materials from the last extension campaign (112th Congress):

House Bill (H.R. 2655):

Senate Bill (S. 996):

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