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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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Banking Regulatory Relief Bill Clears Congress, Will Help Ease Tight Credit Conditions

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on May 22, 2018 4 Comments
Banking Regulatory Relief Bill Clears Congress, Will Help Ease Tight Credit Conditions

The House today approved bipartisan legislation approved by the Senate in March that will roll back some of the Dodd-Frank rules on banks that will eliminate some of the barriers to credit availability and support a stronger, more robust recovery of the housing and mortgage markets.

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Results from Lumber Tariffs Highlight Folly of Protectionism

Filed in Capitol Hill, Trade by on May 18, 2018 15 Comments
Results from Lumber Tariffs Highlight Folly of Protectionism

As the Trump administration weighs imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on U.S. allies, most mainstream economists are warning that such protectionist trade policies will result in harsh negative repercussions for the domestic economy.

But the president insists this course is needed to shore up struggling U.S. industries. So who is right?

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel — citing a real-life lumber tariff situation that has been flying under the radar for more than a year — provides the clear answer in a recent op-ed published in The Hill.

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Record-High Lumber Costs Adding More than $7,000 to the Price of a Home

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 11, 2018 24 Comments
Record-High Lumber Costs Adding More than $7,000 to the Price of a Home

Since the beginning of last year, rising lumber prices — primarily as a result of tariffs on imported Canadian softwood lumber — have increased the price of an average single-family home by more than $7,000.

We need you to take action now by writing the White House and your member of Congress today.

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Administration Proposes $40 Million Cut for Rural Housing Programs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on May 8, 2018 0 Comments
Administration Proposes $40 Million Cut for Rural Housing Programs

The Trump administration has proposed a $15.4 billion package of spending cuts that includes a $42 million reduction for the Rural Housing Service (RHS).

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Thanks to the Federation for Bringing Housing Home

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 7, 2018 0 Comments
Thanks to the Federation for Bringing Housing Home

From coast-to-coast, members of our Federation stepped up last week to bring housing issues to the forefront during Bringing Housing Home™, NAHB’s 2018 in-district Legislative Conference.

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Rep. Scalise Talks Housing with Louisiana Home Builders and Business Leaders

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 4, 2018 0 Comments
Rep. Scalise Talks Housing with Louisiana Home Builders and Business Leaders

Builders and community leaders yesterday enthusiastically greeted House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) at a special meeting that covered a wide range of issues affecting the Louisiana economy, housing industry and home buyers.

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South Carolina Builders Make Their Lawmaker Feel Right at Home

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 2, 2018 0 Comments
South Carolina Builders Make Their Lawmaker Feel Right at Home

South Carolina builders conducted a productive meeting with Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) at a model home as part of Bringing Housing Home week.

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