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A Focus on Flood Insurance and Lumber

Filed in Capitol Hill by on August 4, 2017 1 Comment
A Focus on Flood Insurance and Lumber

With Congress in its August recess, members are encouraged to visit their lawmakers in their home districts and seek action on two issues – flood insurance and lumber.

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Senate Bill Would Cut Legal Immigration in Half

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on August 3, 2017 0 Comments
Senate Bill Would Cut Legal Immigration in Half

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) yesterday introduced legislation endorsed by President Trump that would cut legal immigration levels in half over the next decade. The bill would reduce the annual distribution of green cards awarding permanent legal residence from 1 million just over 500,000.

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Cantwell-Hatch Bill Would Help Ease Affordable Housing Crisis

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on August 1, 2017 1 Comment
Cantwell-Hatch Bill Would Help Ease Affordable Housing Crisis

NAHB today called on Congress to pass the Affordable Housing Credit Improvements Act of 2017 (S. 548), legislation that would promote the construction of sorely needed rental apartments and help alleviate the nation’s affordable housing crisis.

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Joint Employer Bill Would Provide Certainty to Business Community

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on July 27, 2017 2 Comments
Joint Employer Bill Would Provide Certainty to Business Community

NAHB today commended bipartisan legislation introduced in the House that would help small businesses and boost housing affordability by clarifying under the law what constitutes a joint employer. The standard of joint employment was vastly expanded by a 2015 decision issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in which it adopted a broad and ambiguous new definition.

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Senate Panel Approves $40.24 Billion HUD Budget for Fiscal 2018

Filed in Capitol Hill by on July 25, 2017 0 Comments
Senate Panel Approves $40.24 Billion HUD Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Senate-T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee today approved $40.24 billion in appropriations for HUD for fiscal 2018, which starts Oct. 1. This is an increase of $1.4 billion above the current level.

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NAHB and House Panel Reach Agreement on Flood Insurance Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on July 20, 2017 10 Comments
NAHB and House Panel Reach Agreement on Flood Insurance Bill

NAHB today reached an agreement with leaders of the House Financial Services Committee to craft a viable, long-term flood insurance reauthorization bill that will keep the National Flood Insurance Program fiscally sound and enable home builders to provide safe and affordable housing to consumers.

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House Panel Set to Approve HUD Funding for Fiscal 2018

Filed in Capitol Hill by on July 11, 2017 0 Comments
House Panel Set to Approve HUD Funding for Fiscal 2018

The House T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee is expected this evening to approve a spending bill for HUD for fiscal 2018, which starts Oct. 1, 2017.

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Members of Congress, Dignitaries Laud NAHB’s 75 Years of Service

Filed in Capitol Hill, Events by on June 28, 2017 1 Comment

To honor NAHB’s diamond anniversary, dozens of VIPs shared recorded congratulatory remarks at the 75th Anniversary Gala held earlier this month during the Midyear Board Meeting. The comments from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), actor/philanthropist Gary Sinise, and many more are now available to watch on nahb.org.

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NAHB Celebrates a Diamond Jubilee

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on June 23, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Celebrates a Diamond Jubilee

NAHB members kicked up their heels and celebrated the association’s 75th anniversary with a gala and directors’ reception during its recent Midyear Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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How You Can Support a Thriving Home Building Industry

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 20, 2017 0 Comments
How You Can Support a Thriving Home Building Industry

Weren’t able to join us at the nation’s capital to lobby Congress for a strong and vibrant home building industry? You can still add your voice so that we are heard on Capitol Hill.

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