NAHB Commends House Passage of Farm Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 21, 2018 0 Comments

NAHB today commended the House of Representatives  for passing the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2), also known as the farm bill.

“The legislation includes provisions of importance to the housing community. It would implement critical forest management reforms that will help improve the health of our forest system and reduce our reliance on foreign sources of timber,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel in a statement today.

“This is especially important given that soaring lumber prices – exacerbated by 20% tariffs on imports of Canadian softwood lumber – are harming housing affordability.

“The bill would also repeal the Obama administration’s waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, allowing the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to craft a new rule that protects the environment without impeding economic growth,” he said.

For additional information, contact Alex Strong at 202-266-8279.

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