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Stand Up for Housing and Vote on Nov. 6

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Stand Up for Housing and Vote on Nov. 6

Be sure to get out and vote on Nov. 6. NAHB is endorsing more than 230 Republican and Democratic congressional incumbents and candidates in the midterm elections.

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Senate Candidate Mitt Romney Speaks to Salt Lake HBA

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Senate Candidate Mitt Romney Speaks to Salt Lake HBA

A packed hall of builder members came on Oct. 15 to hear Romney, whom NAHB is endorsing to succeed retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch.

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Sen. Heller Introduces Tax Credit Proposal Targeting Low-Income Seniors

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on October 17, 2018 2 Comments
Sen. Heller Introduces Tax Credit Proposal Targeting Low-Income Seniors

Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev) on Oct. 11 introduced the Seniors Affordable Housing Tax Credit Act (S. 3580), legislation that would provide tax credits to building owners who lease units to low-income seniors.

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Trump Signs Bill to Keep Government Running

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President Trump today signed legislation to fund the Departments of Defense, Labor, Education, and Health and Human Resources through fiscal year 2019, which ends on Sept. 30. All other agencies that have not yet received appropriations, including HUD and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will be funded at fiscal 2018 levels under a continuing resolution that will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 7.

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House Approves 3 Tax Reform Bills; No Plans for Senate Action

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House Approves 3 Tax Reform Bills; No Plans for Senate Action

The House this week approved a package of three tax bills known collectively as “Tax Reform 2.0” that are intended to build on the enactment of last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. However, the Senate is not expected to act on any of the measures in this congressional session.

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FAA Bill Includes Key Housing Affordability Provisions

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FAA Bill Includes Key Housing Affordability Provisions

The House has passed a five-year FAA reauthorization bill that contains a key provision championed by NAHB that will delay a major building and affordability barrier that would have started in the Pacific Northwest and quickly spread throughout the country.

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Sen. Warren to Introduce Housing Affordability Bill

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Sen. Warren to Introduce Housing Affordability Bill

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is expected to introduce the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act Sept. 26, legislation the senator says is designed to bring down costs for renters and buyers alike.

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GAO Report on LIHTC Finds Wide Range in Median Construction Costs

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GAO Report on LIHTC Finds Wide Range in Median Construction Costs

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released its long-anticipated report on Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) development costs. This is the third GAO report examining the LIHTC, stemming from a request by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to examine the cost-efficiency and effectiveness of the housing tax credit.

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Seek Fair Resolution of Lumber Trade Dispute

Filed in Capitol Hill, Trade by on September 12, 2018 1 Comment
Bipartisan Group of Senators Seek Fair Resolution of Lumber Trade Dispute

In an effort spearheaded by NAHB, a dozen Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate on Sept. 11 sent a joint letter to the Trump administration calling on the U.S. to resume softwood lumber trade negotiations with Canada.

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House Republicans Introduce ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ bills

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House Republicans Introduce ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ bills

House Republicans yesterday unveiled their long-anticipated package of tax changes, which are intended to build on the enactment of last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Known as Tax Reform 2.0, it is actually a package of three bills. The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to take up the bills quickly, possibly later this week.

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