WASHINGTON, DC — I couldn't help but notice the serendipity this week of Hollywood's big night while brokers and agents from across the country gather here in the nation's capital as part of their annual pilgrimage to lobby elected officials.

NAHU is at its best when all of its forces — or at least the most dedicated of them — are mustered together here in the capital. It's at its best when it's firing up its base, engaging an otherwise disenfranchised lot.

And things should be better. For the first time in years — and certainly the first since PPACA squeaked into law — NAHU faces what should be a particularly friendly Congress, stacked with Republican majorities in both chambers. If you discount the bitter cold, it should be a banner year.

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