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NAHB Commends House Passage of Farm Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 21, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Commends House Passage of Farm Bill

NAHB today commended the House of Representatives for passing the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2), also known as the farm bill.

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OMB Calls for Major Overhaul of Federal Programs

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OMB Calls for Major Overhaul of Federal Programs

The Office of Management and Budget delivered recommendations today to consolidate Cabinet agencies and to reorganize major federal programs as part of a sweeping overhaul to streamline the government.

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Builders Discuss Rising Lumber Prices with Commerce Secretary Ross

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on June 19, 2018 25 Comments
Builders Discuss Rising Lumber Prices with Commerce Secretary Ross

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, CEO Jerry Howard and senior staff met today with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss the growing problem of escalating lumber prices that are being exacerbated by tariffs on Canadian lumber imports into the U.S.

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More than 170 Lawmakers Take a Stand for Homeownership

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 14, 2018 8 Comments
More than 170 Lawmakers Take a Stand for Homeownership

At the behest of NAHB, 171 members of Congress this week sent a joint letter to the Trump administration calling on the U.S. to resume talks with Canada to negotiate a new softwood lumber trade agreement.

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Senate Panel Approves $1.8 Billion Budget Increase for HUD

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on June 8, 2018 0 Comments
Senate Panel Approves $1.8 Billion Budget Increase for HUD

The Senate Appropriations Committee has unanimously approved $44.5 billion for HUD in fiscal 2019, which is $900 million more than the House legislation and $1.8 billion above the fiscal 2018 enacted level. The following are fiscal 2019 funding levels approved by the Senate panel for key HUD programs: The HOME program received $1.4 billion for […]

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New Democrat Coalition Calls for Building Millions More Housing Units

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on June 6, 2018 4 Comments
New Democrat Coalition Calls for Building Millions More Housing Units

The New Democrat Coalition, a group of moderate House Democrats, has released a white paper seeking to find a solution to chronic problems facing the housing industry.

The report, entitled “Missing Millions of Homes,” says its goal is clear: “We need to build millions of more housing units.”

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Forest Service Pledges Largest Timber Harvest in 20 Years

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 6, 2018 13 Comments
Forest Service Pledges Largest Timber Harvest in 20 Years

In a victory for NAHB, Interim Forest Service Chief Victoria Christiansen told Congress yesterday that the Forest Service expects its 2018 timber harvest will be the biggest in 20 years.

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House Panel Approves Fiscal 2019 HUD Budget

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 24, 2018 0 Comments
House Panel Approves Fiscal 2019 HUD Budget

The House Appropriations Committee approved $53.1 billion for HUD in fiscal 2019, which represents a $440 million, or 0.8% increase from fiscal 2018 levels and nearly $12 billion more than the Trump administration’s fiscal 2019 request.

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A High-Level Meeting of the Minds

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on May 23, 2018 7 Comments
A High-Level Meeting of the Minds

If the clout of a Washington trade association is measured by its access to high-level policymakers, than the members of NAHB have nothing to be worried about.

The 2018 NAHB Spring Executive Board Meeting took place in Washington this week and there was plenty on the agenda.

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House Passes Prison Reform Bill that Provides Vocational Training

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on May 23, 2018 0 Comments
House Passes Prison Reform Bill that Provides Vocational Training

On a 360-59 vote, the House yesterday overwhelmingly approved NAHB-supported legislation that would provide vocational training for prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism rates.

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