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Trump Proposes $6.2 Billion Budget Cut to HUD

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Trump Proposes $6.2 Billion Budget Cut to HUD

President Trump today proposed a $4.09 trillion budget request for fiscal 2018, which begins on Oct. 1. The plan would slash HUD funding by $6.2 billion, or 13%, to $40.7 billion, and includes billions of dollars of cuts to other Cabinet agencies to help offset a proposed $54 billion increase in defense spending.

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Administration to Propose Deep Cuts to HUD Programs

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A budget draft obtained by POLITICO confirms a March 16 report in NAHBNow that the Trump administration plans deep spending cuts to HUD programs as part of its fiscal 2018 budget.

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Treasury Secretary Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee

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Treasury Secretary Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified on May 18 before the Senate Banking Committee and discussed a broad range of topics of interest to the home building community. View the key issues from the two-hour Q&A session before the Senate panel.

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New Leg Con Resources Make it Easy to Get Involved

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More than 650 members have already registered for NAHB’s 2017 Legislative Conference on June 14, and we’ve created some new resources to help ensure your congressional delegation meetings are a success.

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Senate Panel Approves 3 NAHB-Supported Regulatory Relief Bills

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Senate Panel Approves 3 NAHB-Supported Regulatory Relief Bills

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on May 17 approved three NAHB-supported regulatory relief bills that are designed to fix the broken federal regulatory process, restore meaningful congressional oversight and focus on the disproportionate burdens small businesses face in complying with regulations.

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Lighthizer Confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative

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“As our members express their growing concern about a continuing trade dispute that’s made Canadian lumber prices skyrocket and threaten housing affordability, we look forward to working with Mr. Lighthizer on a positive resolution,” said NAHB Chair Granger Macdonald.

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House Panel Approves Bill to Ease Tight Credit Conditions

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House Panel Approves Bill to Ease Tight Credit Conditions

The legislation includes provisions to address challenging credit conditions that home builders and home buyers continue to experience as a result of an overzealous regulatory response to the recent financial crisis.

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Bipartisan House Bill Promotes Cost-Effective Energy Savings

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Bipartisan House Bill Promotes Cost-Effective Energy Savings

Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) on May 4 introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage energy efficiency in buildings while ensuring that home builders and home owners are not burdened by unreasonable regulations. H.R. 2361 is similar to legislation the lawmakers introduced in the 113th and 114th Congress to promote more transparency and encourage […]

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House Passes GOP Health Care Bill

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House Passes GOP Health Care Bill

The House today approved legislation designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also commonly known as Obamacare. The Republican measure to revamp the nation’s health care system received no Democratic support. NAHB commended the House for passing H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017.

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NAHB Urges EPA to Reevaluate Cost-Benefit Analysis of RRP Rule

NAHB Urges EPA to Reevaluate Cost-Benefit Analysis of RRP Rule

During an EPA hearing on Tuesday, former NAHB Remodelers Chairman Bob Hanbury, CGR, a remodeler from Newington, Conn., asked the agency to reconsider the costs of complying with the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.

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