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New Housing Data Will Not be Available During Government Shutdown

Filed in Capitol Hill, Economics by on December 27, 2018 0 Comments
New Housing Data Will Not be Available During Government Shutdown

The federal agencies that release new data reports – including HUD, the Commerce Department and the Census Bureau – will not provide any updates during the government shutdown.

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Critical Hole in Federal Flood Insurance Extension May Halt Policy Issuances During Government Shutdown

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 26, 2018 0 Comments

The congressional deal to extend funding for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through May 31, 2019 will be jeopardized by the partial government shutdown.

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How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 22, 2018 14 Comments
How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Housing

The government shutdown will affect housing and home builders. In most cases, the short-run impacts will be minor. A long-term shutdown, lasting several weeks or a month or more, could have significant impacts on mortgage accessibility and reduce housing demand.

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Congress Extends Flood Insurance Program Through May 31

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 22, 2018 1 Comment
Congress Extends Flood Insurance Program Through May 31

Although Congress and the White House failed to avert a partial government shutdown, NAHB achieved a significant victory when lawmakers agreed to extend funding for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through May 31, 2019. Absent congressional action, funding would have expired for the program last night.

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Trump Signs First Step Act into Law

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on December 21, 2018 1 Comment
Trump Signs First Step Act into Law

President Trump signed into law the First Step Act, NAHB-supported legislation that will provide vocational training for prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism rates. In a letter of support sent to lawmakers earlier this year, NAHB cited the benefits of similar training programs administered through the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the association’s educational arm.

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NAHB Urges Congress to Act on Housing Finance Reform

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on December 21, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Urges Congress to Act on Housing Finance Reform

NAHB today commended House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) for working with lawmakers across the political aisle to develop a legislative framework to move housing finance reform forward.

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Pam Patenaude Resigns as Deputy HUD Secretary

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 17, 2018 0 Comments
Pam Patenaude Resigns as Deputy HUD Secretary

After 14 months on the job, Pam Patenaude has resigned as deputy secretary of HUD. FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery will serve as acting deputy secretary. NAHB had a good working relationship with Patenaude, who during her time as deputy secretary helped guide HUD through a number of challenging issues and showed strong leadership in addressing housing and community recovery in areas impacted by natural disasters.

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Home Builders Recognized for Lobbying Clout

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 13, 2018 3 Comments
Home Builders Recognized for Lobbying Clout

A prominent Capitol Hill publication recently listed NAHB among the most powerful and highly esteemed trade groups in Washington.

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Farm Bill Contains Important Forestry Provisions

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 13, 2018 0 Comments
Farm Bill Contains Important Forestry Provisions

Congress has passed the 2018 farm bill that includes key forestry provisions to implement critical forest management reforms that will help improve the health of the nation’s forest system and reduce America’s reliance on foreign sources of timber.

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BUILD-PAC Contributors: Register for Exclusive Webinar on Housing and the New Congress

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 11, 2018 0 Comments
BUILD-PAC Contributors: Register for Exclusive Webinar on Housing and the New Congress

Throughout the 2017-2018 election cycle, BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s political action committee, continued to flex its muscle by contributing $2.9 million to federal candidates and committees and supporting 370 pro-housing candidates. As a thank you to BUILD-PAC contributors for their investment, NAHB is hosting an exclusive political and legislative webinar briefing.

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