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NAHB Applauds Trump as WOTUS Rollback Begins

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on February 28, 2017 15 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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NAHB Congratulates Donald Trump on Becoming the Nation’s 45th President

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on January 20, 2017 2 Comments

NAHB congratulated Donald Trump today after he was sworn as the 45th President of the United States of America.

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NAHB Urges Swift Confirmation of Carson as HUD Secretary

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Homeownership by on January 13, 2017 0 Comments

At his Senate confirmation hearing Jan. 12 to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dr. Ben Carson laid out his vision for housing. NAHB was among the first groups to come out in support of Carson when he was nominated for the post by President-elect Trump last month. 2016 NAHB […]

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Resolution to Vacate WOTUS Rule Introduced in Senate

Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced a resolution to withdraw the Waters of the United States rule, which contains new and expanded definitions that NAHB has long held as the poster child of federal intrusion into states’ rights and an example of federal overreach on land-use decisions.

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A Fast Start on Regulatory Reform

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on January 11, 2017 2 Comments

The House today approved the Regulatory Accountability Act, legislation that would modernize the rulemaking process under the Administrative Procedures Act and make the regulatory process more transparent, agencies more accountable and regulations more cost-effective.

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House Passes Regulatory Reform Bills

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on January 6, 2017 2 Comments
House Passes Regulatory Reform Bills

The House this week passed two NAHB-supported regulatory relief bills that would help ensure that all federal regulations are carefully designed to achieve their intended benefits while minimizing the regulatory burdens on small business.

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