Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on March 7 introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act to strengthen and expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.
NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald and First Vice Chair Randy Noel met with several bipartisan congressional leaders this week to urge Congress to pursue a strong national agenda for housing.
In a victory for home builders and other members of the small business community, the House on March 1 approved H.J. Res. 83, legislation that would overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping rule known as the Volks rule.
The Senate today voted to confirm Dr. Ben Carson to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. NAHB has been a strong proponent of Dr. Carson, and immediately following the vote NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald issued the following statement: “NAHB congratulates Dr. Ben Carson on becoming the nation’s 17th HUD secretary. Dr. Carson […]
NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald had an important message for President Trump on Tuesday, and Trump had an equally important and positive message for home builders.
NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald issued the following statement regarding the joint resolution of disapproval introduced in the House today.
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.
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.