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LIHTC Bill Increases Allocations, Fixes 4% Credit Rate

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on March 8, 2017 0 Comments
LIHTC Bill Increases Allocations, Fixes 4% Credit Rate

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on March 7 introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act to strengthen and expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

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Leaders in Congress Urged to Adopt Strong Housing Agenda

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on March 2, 2017 0 Comments
Leaders in Congress Urged to Adopt Strong Housing Agenda

NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald and First Vice Chair Randy Noel met with several bipartisan congressional leaders this week to urge Congress to pursue a strong national agenda for housing.

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House Votes to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

House Votes to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

In a victory for home builders and other members of the small business community, the House on March 1 approved H.J. Res. 83, legislation that would overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping rule known as the Volks rule.

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Senate Confirms Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 2, 2017 0 Comments

The Senate today voted to confirm Dr. Ben Carson to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. NAHB has been a strong proponent of Dr. Carson, and immediately following the vote NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald issued the following statement: “NAHB congratulates Dr. Ben Carson on becoming the nation’s 17th HUD secretary. Dr. Carson […]

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Trump to NAHB Chairman: ‘We’re Going to Make Home Building Great Again’

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership, Membership by on March 1, 2017 9 Comments
Trump to NAHB Chairman: ‘We’re Going to Make Home Building Great Again’

NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald had an important message for President Trump on Tuesday, and Trump had an equally important and positive message for home builders.

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NAHB Applauds Trump as WOTUS Rollback Begins

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on February 28, 2017 16 Comments
NAHB Applauds Trump as WOTUS Rollback Begins

President Donald Trump today honored a campaign promise made to home builders as he signed an executive order directing EPA to repeal and replace the controversial “waters of the United States” rule.

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NAHB Honored for ‘Get Out the Vote’ Campaign

Filed in Awards, Capitol Hill by on February 27, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Honored for ‘Get Out the Vote’ Campaign

NAHB’s successful grassroots advocacy efforts and Get Out the Vote campaign have been honored with a national award.

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Congress Moves to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald issued the following statement regarding the joint resolution of disapproval introduced in the House today.

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A Look Back — and Ahead — at Lobbying

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on February 10, 2017 2 Comments
A Look Back — and Ahead — at Lobbying

For 75 years, NAHB has worked to convince lawmakers to support legislation that helps the home building industry grow. And in an era where legislators on both sides of the aisle find it harder to work together, it’s even more important that NAHB lobbyists encourage and advocate for laws that offer a win for all: policies that promote more homeownership and rental housing opportunities.

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Mnuchin Opposes Recap and Release of Fannie and Freddie

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on January 24, 2017 0 Comments
Mnuchin Opposes Recap and Release of Fannie and Freddie

Steve Mnuchin, President Trump’s pick to be Treasury secretary, said that he opposed a “recap and release” plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during his Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 19.

Recap and release would mean recapitalizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and then releasing the two mortgage giants from government control.

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