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House Bill Prohibits Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Consumer Contracts

Filed in Business Management, Capitol Hill, Legal by on September 20, 2019 1 Comment
House Bill Prohibits Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Consumer Contracts

Acting against the strong objections of NAHB, the House today approved the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (H.R. 1423), legislation that would prohibit two parties from including in a contract a pre-dispute arbitration agreement. NAHB strongly supports the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including binding arbitration, in consumer contracts.

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NAHB Builder Urges Congress to Promote Green Initiatives

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on September 20, 2019 1 Comment
NAHB Builder Urges Congress to Promote Green Initiatives

NAHB told Congress today that it wants to work as a partner with officials at all levels of government to encourage energy efficiency, but also stressed that it is urgent that housing affordability is not jeopardized in the process.

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House Passes Bill Extending National Flood Insurance Program Through Nov. 21

Filed in Capitol Hill by on September 19, 2019 0 Comments
House Passes Bill Extending National Flood Insurance Program Through Nov. 21

To prevent a government shutdown at the end of September, the House has approved a continuing resolution that will keep the government funded until Nov. 21.  The Senate is expected to pass the measure shortly.

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NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB’s Senior Officers met with Andrew Wheeler, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, to discuss NAHB’s continued collaboration with the agency on key issues involving the home building industry.

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House Passes NAHB-Supported Appraiser Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on September 11, 2019 0 Comments
House Passes NAHB-Supported Appraiser Bill

The House yesterday passed NAHB-supported legislation that would allow state licensed appraisers to perform Federal Housing Administration (FHA) appraisals.

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NAHB Statement: Congress Must Act on Administration’s Housing Finance Reform Plan

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on September 10, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Statement: Congress Must Act on Administration’s Housing Finance Reform Plan

NAHB calls on Congress to move forward with housing finance reform and stands ready to work with Congress, the administration and other stakeholders in the effort to achieve meaningful reform.

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Ask Your Senators to Support Workforce Development Programs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 9, 2019 2 Comments
Ask Your Senators to Support Workforce Development Programs

The Senate Appropriations Committee plans to consider funding for education programs this week. NAHB supports efforts to boost funding for Perkins Basic State Grants and members are encouraged to contact their senators to voice their support.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Senate Testimony from Fed Chairman

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill, Chairman's Update by on August 2, 2019 0 Comments
Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Senate Testimony from Fed Chairman

In this month’s video update to members, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde shares a recent example of the influence NAHB has in Washington.

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Property Tax Bills by Congressional Districts Vary Up to $11K

Filed in Capitol Hill, Economics by on July 23, 2019 1 Comment
Property Tax Bills by Congressional Districts Vary Up to $11K

A new study released by NAHB reveals a nearly $11,000 difference in average property tax bills among the country’s most and least expensive congressional districts.

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NAHB Opposes Portman-Shaheen Energy Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on July 17, 2019 4 Comments
NAHB Opposes Portman-Shaheen Energy Bill

Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, legislation opposed by NAHB because it would mandate overly costly and aggressive energy efficiency requirements in model building energy codes, which harms housing affordability.

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