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Senate Confirmation Ensures Full Slate at NLRB

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 26, 2017 0 Comments
Senate Confirmation Ensures Full Slate at NLRB

The Senate late yesterday confirmed William Emanuel to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), giving the GOP a 3-2 majority on the five-member board.

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Joint Employer Bill Would Give Clarity, Certainty to Small Businesses

Joint Employer Bill Would Give Clarity, Certainty to Small Businesses

NAHB today urged Congress to pass the bipartisan Save Local Business Act, legislation that would boost housing affordability and provide small businesses certainty and predictability by clarifying under law what constitutes a joint employer.

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Congress Approves Three-Month Extension of NFIP

Filed in Capitol Hill by on September 8, 2017 0 Comments

With a Sept. 30 deadline looming, Congress has approved a broad package that will extend funding for the government and the National Flood Insurance Program until Dec. 8.

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A Focus on Flood Insurance and Lumber

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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

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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

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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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