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Michael Matthews

Legislative Director – Community, Economic & Workforce Development

About Michael Matthews

Michael is the legislative director for community, economic and workforce development. In this role, Michael staffs NACo’s Community, Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee and works with county officials from across the country to set organizational priorities and policies for community, economic and workforce development issues that affect local governments.

Prior to joining NACo, Michael worked for the Association for Career and Technical Education, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.), and multiple political campaigns throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Salisbury University and a Master of Public Administration from Wilmington University.

Latest from the Author

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White House and Treasury announce new actions to increase housing supply

On February 29, the White House announced several new actions to increase housing supply and lower costs, building off of the White House’s Housing Supply Action Plan and Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights released last year.

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Congress reintroduces legislation to reauthorize the HOME Investment Partnerships Program

On January 23 and January 25, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Representatives Joyce Beatty and John Garamendi reintroduced the HOME Investment Partnerships Reauthorization and Improvement Act.

NACo Housing Task Force Co-Chair Kevin Boyce (second from right) testifies before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on how counties are addressing the housing affordability crisis.

NACo testifies on county impacts and recommendations for the housing affordability crisis

On January 31, the U.S. Senate Budget Committee held a hearing titled “A Blueprint for Prosperity: Expanding Housing Affordability.” The hearing investigated the nationwide shortage of affordable housing opportunities for Americans, recommendations on how to address this crisis and how expanding housing affordability drives economic growth.

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U.S. House passes bipartisan tax package

On January 31, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 by a 357-70 vote.

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Lawmakers unveil bipartisan tax framework

On January 16, U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chair Jason Smith (R-Mo.) unveiled a bipartisan tax framework after months of negotiations.


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