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NAHB Opposes House and Senate Bills to Eliminate Carried Interest

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on March 21, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Opposes House and Senate Bills to Eliminate Carried Interest

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) last week introduced the Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2019, which would impose a major tax increase on real estate by generally requiring carried interest to be classified as ordinary income rather than a capital gain.

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Ease Labor Shortages

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 14, 2019 1 Comment
Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Ease Labor Shortages

Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) and Francis Rooney (R-Pa.) have introduced the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act, legislation that would help alleviate the worker shortage in the construction industry.

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Trump’s Fiscal 2020 Budget Seeks $8.7 Billion Cut to HUD

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 11, 2019 2 Comments
Trump’s Fiscal 2020 Budget Seeks $8.7 Billion Cut to HUD

President Trump’s proposed fiscal 2020 budget, which runs from Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30 2020, would cut the HUD budget by $8.7 billion to $44.1 billion.

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NAHB Leaders Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on March 8, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Leaders Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde and First Vice Chairman Dean Mon conducted two days of meetings this week with Republican and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to address growing housing affordability concerns and keep housing in the forefront of the national agenda.

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NAHB Launches Podcast Hosted by CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin

Filed in Capitol Hill, Home Building by on March 7, 2019 6 Comments
NAHB Launches Podcast Hosted by CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin

This post has been updated. NAHB today launched Housing Developments, a new podcast co-hosted by CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin, who will provide expert analysis on the latest news in the housing industry and inside NAHB. The show will also feature special guests who will share inside knowledge and unique perspectives on […]

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Bipartisan Tax Extenders Bill Introduced in Senate

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 1, 2019 0 Comments
Bipartisan Tax Extenders Bill Introduced in Senate

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have introduced the Tax Extender and Disaster Relief Act of 2019, NAHB-supported legislation that would reinstate and extend key housing tax provisions through Dec. 31, 2019.

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BUILD-PAC Fundraisers Get Creative

Filed in Capitol Hill, Membership by on February 28, 2019 1 Comment
BUILD-PAC Fundraisers Get Creative

Home builders or art collectors? That was the question on everyone’s mind at last week’s International Builders’ Show when an NAHB-inspired piece of artwork sold for $1,500. The fundraiser – conducted through silent auction – benefited BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s federal political action committee, and was just a peek into the creative minds of NAHB members.

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House Hearing Highlights Need to Resolve Trade Disputes That Harm Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill, Trade by on February 27, 2019 0 Comments
House Hearing Highlights Need to Resolve Trade Disputes That Harm Housing

During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing today on U.S.-China trade, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) cited concerns raised by NAHB that tariffs on Chinese goods act as a $1 billion tax on residential construction and are exacerbating the affordable housing crisis.

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Problem Solvers Caucus Seeks Bipartisan Housing Solutions

Filed in Capitol Hill by on February 21, 2019 1 Comment
Problem Solvers Caucus Seeks Bipartisan Housing Solutions

In a roundtable discussion moderated by 2019 Chairman Greg Ugalde during the NAHB Board of Directors meeting in Las Vegas, Reps. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) expressed support for working together on a bipartisan basis to advance housing issues.

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NAHB Commends State of the Union Proposal on Infrastructure

Filed in Capitol Hill by on February 6, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Commends State of the Union Proposal on Infrastructure

While NAHB supports increased infrastructure spending, First Vice Chairman Greg Ugalde, who attended the event at the U.S. Capitol, also called on policymakers to address mounting housing affordability concerns.

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