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Lawmakers Agree on Spending Package Through Sept. 30

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on May 1, 2017 0 Comments
Lawmakers Agree on Spending Package Through Sept. 30

Congress has agreed to a massive spending bill to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2017.

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Congress Approves 1-Week Extension to Fund the Government

Filed in Capitol Hill by on April 28, 2017 1 Comment
Congress Approves 1-Week Extension to Fund the Government

With a midnight deadline approaching before a federal government shutdown, Congress today approved a continuing resolution to keep the government open for one more week until May 5.

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NAHB Commends Senate Regulatory Relief Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on April 27, 2017 1 Comment
NAHB Commends Senate Regulatory Relief Bill

Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) on April 26 introduced NAHB-supported legislation that would reform the federal regulatory process and cut red tape so federal programs operate as intended. A companion bill passed the House in January.

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What is the Impact of New Duties on Canadian Lumber?

Filed in Economics by on April 25, 2017 12 Comments
What is the Impact of New Duties on Canadian Lumber?

A new analysis by NAHB shows that more than 8,000 full-time jobs will be lost this year as the result of the decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to impose a 19.88% duty on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the United States.

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Proposed Lumber Duties Will Harm Consumers, Housing Affordability

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics, Home Building by on April 25, 2017 11 Comments
Proposed Lumber Duties Will Harm Consumers, Housing Affordability

NAHB denounced the U.S. Commerce Department’s decision to impose a 20% countervailing duty on Canadian lumber imports, saying it will harm American home buyers, consumers and businesses while failing to resolve the underlying trade dispute between the two nations.

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Congress Must Act this Week to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Filed in Capitol Hill by on April 24, 2017 0 Comments
Congress Must Act this Week to Avoid a Government Shutdown

The federal government will shut down at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 28 unless Democrats and Republicans work together to enact a continuing resolution that will keep the government open. At this time it is unclear whether lawmakers will seek a stopgap funding bill for a week or two until a long-term solution can be reached or enact a spending bill that will fund the government through Sept. 30 – the end of fiscal 2017 – at roughly the 2016 spending level.

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What Draws Young Adults to the Construction Trades?

Filed in Economics, Work/Life Balance by on April 21, 2017 1 Comment
What Draws Young Adults to the Construction Trades?

Most young adults between the ages of 18 to 25 say the two most important benefits of a career in the construction trades are good pay (80%) and learning useful skills (74%), according to a recent poll conducted by NAHB to determine how this age group feels about a career in the construction trades.

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Cost of Building Materials is on the Rise

Filed in Economics by on April 14, 2017 3 Comments
Cost of Building Materials is on the Rise

Prices of softwood lumber, gypsum, ready-mix concrete, and OSB all rose for the second consecutive month, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released on April 13 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Softwood lumber and OSB experienced the largest price increases.

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Housing Must Figure in Tax Reform Efforts

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 7, 2017 2 Comments
Housing Must Figure in Tax Reform Efforts

As lawmakers take the first steps in what is expected to be a months-long process, NAHB remains fully engaged. Our message to the Trump administration and Congress is to ensure that any tax reform efforts protect vital housing tax incentives that are needed to keep housing and the economy moving forward. Initial proposals being floated out […]

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Top 10 Publicly Traded Builder Share Up in 2016

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics, Home Building by on April 5, 2017 0 Comments
Top 10 Publicly Traded Builder Share Up in 2016

The bigger companies possess many advantages over small builders. Yet small builders remain well-positioned to address the growth in, and the knowledge of, their local markets.

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