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Association Health Plans – What’s the Next Step?

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 17, 2017 0 Comments
Association Health Plans – What’s the Next Step?

NAHB has been a long-time proponent of association health plans, which would empower small businesses to pool together to purchase health insurance plans for their employees. Now that President Trump has signed an executive order that would ease restrictions on association health plans, what’s the next step to make this a reality for HBAs?

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House Approves Additional $36.5 Billion in Disaster Relief

Filed in Capitol Hill by on October 12, 2017 0 Comments
House Approves Additional $36.5 Billion in Disaster Relief

The House today approved a $36.5 billion emergency spending package geared to helping the hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and assisting the wildfire relief efforts in California. In addition, the bill specifically earmarks $16 billion to cancel the existing debt of the National Flood Insurance Program

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A Step Forward for Association Health Plans

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 12, 2017 12 Comments
A Step Forward for Association Health Plans

President Trump today signed an executive order that would ease restrictions on association health plans and health reimbursement accounts to create more options for small businesses to provide health benefits to their employees.

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Why Federal Tax Reform Will Force States to Change Their Tax Codes

Filed in Capitol Hill by on October 10, 2017 0 Comments
Why Federal Tax Reform Will Force States to Change Their Tax Codes

As Congress presses forward with reforming our federal tax code, an often overlooked aspect is the vast majority of state tax codes that are directly linked to the federal tax code. This means that if federal tax reform is successful, many states will find their own tax code out-of-date, and some states will embark on their own tax reform process.

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NAHB Commends GOP Tax Reform Plan

Filed in Economics, Housing Finance by on September 27, 2017 11 Comments
NAHB Commends GOP Tax Reform Plan

President Trump and Republican congressional leaders today introduced a broad framework to alter the tax code that would lower business and individual rates. In an official statement, NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald said this plan “represents a positive step in the right direction.”

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Senate Confirmation Ensures Full Slate at NLRB

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 26, 2017 1 Comment
Senate Confirmation Ensures Full Slate at NLRB

The Senate late yesterday confirmed William Emanuel to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), giving the GOP a 3-2 majority on the five-member board.

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NAHB Members Testify before the U.S. Int’l Trade Commission on Softwood Lumber

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on September 13, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Members Testify before the U.S. Int’l Trade Commission on Softwood Lumber

Two NAHB members testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Sept. 12 as part of the ITC’s final hearing to determine whether U.S. lumber producers have been injured as a result of softwood lumber import from Canada

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Joint Employer Bill Would Give Clarity, Certainty to Small Businesses

Joint Employer Bill Would Give Clarity, Certainty to Small Businesses

NAHB today urged Congress to pass the bipartisan Save Local Business Act, legislation that would boost housing affordability and provide small businesses certainty and predictability by clarifying under law what constitutes a joint employer.

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New FHA Multifamily Mortgage Insurance Applications Halted in Texas Disaster Areas

Filed in Multifamily by on September 8, 2017 0 Comments
New FHA Multifamily Mortgage Insurance Applications Halted in Texas Disaster Areas

NAHB has learned that HUD has sent a directive to all of its multifamily regional center directors stating that effective immediately the agency will not accept new applications for FHA multifamily mortgage insurance in the counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey and designated as Presidentially Declared Disaster (PDD) areas.

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Congress Approves Three-Month Extension of NFIP

Filed in Capitol Hill by on September 8, 2017 0 Comments

With a Sept. 30 deadline looming, Congress has approved a broad package that will extend funding for the government and the National Flood Insurance Program until Dec. 8.

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