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NAHB, HBI Pledge to Train 50,000 Workers Over Next 5 Years

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 19, 2018 3 Comments
NAHB, HBI Pledge to Train 50,000 Workers Over Next 5 Years

Attending a White House event on workforce development, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel pledged that NAHB will work with HBI to educate and train 50,000 new workers over the next five years for a career in the construction trades.

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DOL Officially Kills ‘Persuader Rule’

DOL Officially Kills ‘Persuader Rule’

In a victory for NAHB, the Department of Labor (DOL) today officially rescinded the Obama-era “persuader rule’ that would have unfairly required lawyers and consultants to report to the DOL when counseling employers concerning union organizing.

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Single-Family Production Will Continue to Gain Ground in 2019

Filed in Economics by on July 16, 2018 1 Comment
Single-Family Production Will Continue to Gain Ground in 2019

Speaking before the National Association of Counties Annual Conference & Exposition in Nashville on July 15, NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz said that the housing recovery will continue to move forward but that builders continue to face persistent supply-side headwinds.

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NAHB Supports Trump Pick for Supreme Court

Filed in Legal by on July 9, 2018 3 Comments
NAHB Supports Trump Pick for Supreme Court

President Trump this evening announced his choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Following the announcement, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel issued a brief statement in support of the president’s nominee to the highest court in the land.

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Shortages of Framing Lumber More Widespread than Ever

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 22, 2018 4 Comments
Shortages of Framing Lumber More Widespread than Ever

Shortages of framing lumber are now more widespread than at any time since NAHB began tracking the issue in 1994, according to results from the May 2018 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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OMB Calls for Major Overhaul of Federal Programs

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 21, 2018 0 Comments
OMB Calls for Major Overhaul of Federal Programs

The Office of Management and Budget delivered recommendations today to consolidate Cabinet agencies and to reorganize major federal programs as part of a sweeping overhaul to streamline the government.

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Expiring Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Filed in Economics, Tax Reform Toolkit by on June 21, 2018 0 Comments
Expiring Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law at the end of 2017 by President Trump, added 52 temporary provisions to the tax code that will expire between this year and 2027. Nearly half of these expiring tax provisions will lapse at the end of 2025, many of which are of most interest to […]

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Builders Discuss Rising Lumber Prices with Commerce Secretary Ross

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership, Trade by on June 19, 2018 25 Comments
Builders Discuss Rising Lumber Prices with Commerce Secretary Ross

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, CEO Jerry Howard and senior staff met today with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss the growing problem of escalating lumber prices that are being exacerbated by tariffs on Canadian lumber imports into the U.S.

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Final Association Health Plan Rule Will Boost Small Businesses

Final Association Health Plan Rule Will Boost Small Businesses

NAHB commended the Trump administration for issuing its final rule today on association health plans that will help small businesses – including home building firms and local home builder associations – rein in skyrocketing health care costs and provide better health coverage for workers.

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More than 170 Lawmakers Take a Stand for Homeownership

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 14, 2018 8 Comments
More than 170 Lawmakers Take a Stand for Homeownership

At the behest of NAHB, 171 members of Congress this week sent a joint letter to the Trump administration calling on the U.S. to resume talks with Canada to negotiate a new softwood lumber trade agreement.

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