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NAHB Opposes Portman-Shaheen Energy Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on July 17, 2019 1 Comment
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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Fed Chair: Home Builders Feel Like They’ve Been Hit by a ‘Perfect Storm’

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill by on July 11, 2019 13 Comments
Fed Chair: Home Builders Feel Like They’ve Been Hit by a ‘Perfect Storm’

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome M. Powell told the Senate Banking Committee today that the nation’s home builders are facing several supply-side challenges that are hindering housing affordability and “feel almost like they have been hit with a perfect storm here.”

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The Perfect Pair to Help Promote the Housing Industry

Filed in Capitol Hill, Councils & Committees by on June 28, 2019 0 Comments
The Perfect Pair to Help Promote the Housing Industry

NAHB member enthusiasm matched with BUILD-PAC socks proved the be the perfect pair for fundraising to support the future of the housing industry.

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Trump Signs Bill Into Law that Abolishes VA Loan Limits

Trump Signs Bill Into Law that Abolishes VA Loan Limits

President Trump has signed a veterans health bill into law that also abolishes the conforming loan limits on VA loans beginning Jan. 1, 2020 for veterans who do not have an outstanding loan guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Bipartisan Codes Bill Promotes Affordability, Energy Savings

Bipartisan Codes Bill Promotes Affordability, Energy Savings

Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), Bill Flores (R- Texas), Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.), Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Lou Correa (D-Calif. today introduced bipartisan legislation that would foster the development of energy efficiency baselines for buildings while ensuring that home builders and home owners are not burdened by unreasonable regulations.

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EPA Repeals Clean Power Plan

EPA Repeals Clean Power Plan

On Wednesday, June 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its repeal of an Obama administration greenhouse gas rule for power plants and adopted a new regulation in its place. The new rule will not adversely involve the housing industry.

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House Tax-Writing Panel Clears Tax Extenders Legislation

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 19, 2019 0 Comments
House Tax-Writing Panel Clears Tax Extenders Legislation

On June 20, the House Ways and Means Committee approved H.R. 3301, the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019.  This legislation would retroactively reinstate and extend many key housing tax provisions through Dec. 31, 2020.

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House Panel Approves Long-Term Flood Insurance Reauthorization

Filed in Capitol Hill, Environmental by on June 12, 2019 0 Comments
House Panel Approves Long-Term Flood Insurance Reauthorization

The House Financial Services Committee voted today to advance NAHB-supported bipartisan legislation that would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program for five years through Sept. 30, 2024.

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In a Win for NAHB, House Leaders Agree on Long-Term Flood Insurance Deal

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 7, 2019 0 Comments
In a Win for NAHB, House Leaders Agree on Long-Term Flood Insurance Deal

In an important victory for NAHB, House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member Patrick McHenry have reached an agreement on a five-year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Sept. 30, 2024.

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NAHB Builders Discuss Nation’s Affordability Crisis at Congressional Panel

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill by on June 6, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Builders Discuss Nation’s Affordability Crisis at Congressional Panel

NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde and Utah builder Chris Gamvroulas participated in a June 5 forum on affordable housing held by the New Democrat Coalition.

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