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NAHB Chief Lobbyist Participates in Housing Finance Reform Roundtable

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 24, 2017 0 Comments

NAHB Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin was among a few industry leaders who participated in a housing finance roundtable today organized by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

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Energy Star Cuts Among Trump’s Proposals

President Trump has released a proposed budget that includes cuts to a number of programs run by the Environmental Protection Agency – including the popular Energy Star certification program for new and remodeled homes and many home appliances.

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Congress Strikes Down OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

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Congress Strikes Down OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

In a victory for NAHB and the small business community, the Senate today passed legislation approved by the House earlier this month that will overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) clarification to its Volks recordkeeping rule.

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House Approves NAHB-Supported Association Health Plan Bill

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House Approves NAHB-Supported Association Health Plan Bill

The House today approved the Small Business Health Fairness Act, association health plan legislation that would put small businesses on an equal footing with large employers and unions when it comes to negotiating lower insurance costs.

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House Bill Would Boost Effectiveness of Low Income Housing Tax Credit

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House Bill Would Boost Effectiveness of Low Income Housing Tax Credit

House Ways and Means Committee members Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Richard Neal (D-Mass.) today introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, legislation that contains a number of changes to enhance the effectiveness of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).

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Mark Your Calendar for the 2017 NAHB Legislative Conference

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Mark Your Calendar for the 2017 NAHB Legislative Conference

Builders looking to send a message to Congress that it needs to take action to keep housing and the economy moving forward should mark their calendar now for the most important grassroots event of the year — the 2017 NAHB Legislative Conference. The conference is on Wednesday, June 14 and is a day-long event that coincides with the NAHB Midyear Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Trump Budget Proposes $6 Billion Cut to HUD

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Trump Budget Proposes $6 Billion Cut to HUD

President Trump unveiled his fiscal 2018 budget plan today that proposes sharp increases to defense spending along with corresponding cuts to scores of non-defense discretionary programs. Notably, the administration puts HUD’s funding at $40.7 billion, down $6.2 billion or 13.2% from the $46.9 billion in 2017.

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LIHTC Bill Increases Allocations, Fixes 4% Credit Rate

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LIHTC Bill Increases Allocations, Fixes 4% Credit Rate

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on March 7 introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act to strengthen and expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

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Leaders in Congress Urged to Adopt Strong Housing Agenda

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Leaders in Congress Urged to Adopt Strong Housing Agenda

NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald and First Vice Chair Randy Noel met with several bipartisan congressional leaders this week to urge Congress to pursue a strong national agenda for housing.

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House Votes to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

House Votes to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

In a victory for home builders and other members of the small business community, the House on March 1 approved H.J. Res. 83, legislation that would overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping rule known as the Volks rule.

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