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Congress Urged to Extend Legal Status of Foreign-Born Construction Workers

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 7, 2017 0 Comments
Congress Urged to Extend Legal Status of Foreign-Born Construction Workers

NAHB and allied groups have sent a joint letter to bipartisan congressional leaders urging them to extend the Temporary Protected Status designations for El Salvador, Haiti and Honduras to help alleviate the severe labor shortage in the construction industry.

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NAHB Calls on Congress to Enact Comprehensive Housing Finance Reform

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance, Leadership by on November 2, 2017 1 Comment
NAHB Calls on Congress to Enact Comprehensive Housing Finance Reform

Congress must move swiftly to implement comprehensive reforms to the nation’s housing finance system to ensure that housing credit remains readily available and affordable in the future, NAHB said in testimony today.

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Republican Tax Reform Plan Slams Middle Class

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Leadership by on November 2, 2017 31 Comments
Republican Tax Reform Plan Slams Middle Class

“The House Republican tax reform plan abandons middle-class taxpayers in favor of high-income Americans and wealthy corporations. The bill eviscerates existing housing tax benefits by drastically reducing the number of home owners who can take advantage of mortgage interest and property tax incentives,” said NAHB chairman Granger MacDonald.

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NAHB Prepares Tax Reform Offensive

Filed in Capitol Hill, Economics, Homeownership, Leadership by on October 30, 2017 15 Comments
NAHB Prepares Tax Reform Offensive

NAHB continues to decry the House of Representatives’ rejection of a homeownership tax credit that would include both mortgage interest and property taxes to benefit up to 37 million additional home owners, and has served notice that we plan to deploy all necessary resources to ensure that the middle-class tax benefits of homeownership are part of this week’s planned release of a tax reform package.

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NAHB Opposes Tax Reform Plan

Filed in Capitol Hill, Homeownership by on October 28, 2017 11 Comments
NAHB Opposes Tax Reform Plan

NAHB came out today in official opposition to the House Republican tax reform legislation to be unveiled Nov. 1. The sudden shift came after House Speaker Paul Ryan unexpectedly informed NAHB CEO Jerry Howard that a meaningful homeownership tax incentive targeted to the middle class and negotiated in good faith with members of the House Ways and Means Committee would be stripped from the bill.

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Tax Reform Clears a Key Hurdle

Filed in Capitol Hill by on October 27, 2017 0 Comments
Tax Reform Clears a Key Hurdle

The House yesterday narrowly approved a budget measure by a 216-212 vote that would allow the advancement of a tax reform package, which is currently being crafted by Republican leaders.

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NAHB’s Strategy in the Tax Reform Debate

Filed in Capitol Hill, Economics by on October 20, 2017 8 Comments
NAHB’s Strategy in the Tax Reform Debate

We are committed to fight for the best policies to support our industry and the consumers we serve.

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House Approves Additional $36.5 Billion in Disaster Relief

Filed in Capitol Hill by on October 12, 2017 0 Comments
House Approves Additional $36.5 Billion in Disaster Relief

The House today approved a $36.5 billion emergency spending package geared to helping the hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and assisting the wildfire relief efforts in California. In addition, the bill specifically earmarks $16 billion to cancel the existing debt of the National Flood Insurance Program

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Why Federal Tax Reform Will Force States to Change Their Tax Codes

Filed in Capitol Hill by on October 10, 2017 0 Comments
Why Federal Tax Reform Will Force States to Change Their Tax Codes

As Congress presses forward with reforming our federal tax code, an often overlooked aspect is the vast majority of state tax codes that are directly linked to the federal tax code. This means that if federal tax reform is successful, many states will find their own tax code out-of-date, and some states will embark on their own tax reform process.

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NAHB Opposes OMB Proposal to Reform National Flood Insurance Program

Filed in Capitol Hill by on October 5, 2017 4 Comments

NAHB supports reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program but opposes a proposal to phase out new NFIP policies for newly-constructed homes.

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