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BUILD-PAC Fundraisers Get Creative

Filed in Capitol Hill, Membership by on February 28, 2019 1 Comment
BUILD-PAC Fundraisers Get Creative

Home builders or art collectors? That was the question on everyone’s mind at last week’s International Builders’ Show when an NAHB-inspired piece of artwork sold for $1,500. The fundraiser – conducted through silent auction – benefited BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s federal political action committee, and was just a peek into the creative minds of NAHB members.

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House Hearing Highlights Need to Resolve Trade Disputes That Harm Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill, Trade by on February 27, 2019 0 Comments
House Hearing Highlights Need to Resolve Trade Disputes That Harm Housing

During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing today on U.S.-China trade, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) cited concerns raised by NAHB that tariffs on Chinese goods act as a $1 billion tax on residential construction and are exacerbating the affordable housing crisis.

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Problem Solvers Caucus Seeks Bipartisan Housing Solutions

Filed in Capitol Hill by on February 21, 2019 1 Comment
Problem Solvers Caucus Seeks Bipartisan Housing Solutions

In a roundtable discussion moderated by 2019 Chairman Greg Ugalde during the NAHB Board of Directors meeting in Las Vegas, Reps. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) expressed support for working together on a bipartisan basis to advance housing issues.

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NAHB Commends State of the Union Proposal on Infrastructure

Filed in Capitol Hill by on February 6, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Commends State of the Union Proposal on Infrastructure

While NAHB supports increased infrastructure spending, First Vice Chairman Greg Ugalde, who attended the event at the U.S. Capitol, also called on policymakers to address mounting housing affordability concerns.

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NAHB Commends Crapo Proposal to Move Housing Finance Reform Debate Forward

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on February 1, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Commends Crapo Proposal to Move Housing Finance Reform Debate Forward

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) today released an outline to reform the nation’s housing finance system. NAHB sees this as a positive development to move forward on this important housing priority and Chairman Randy Noel issued a statement on the proposal.

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Trump Announces Deal to Reopen Government for 3 Weeks

Filed in Capitol Hill by on January 25, 2019 1 Comment
Trump Announces Deal to Reopen Government for 3 Weeks

President Trump and congressional leaders agree to reopen the federal government for three weeks while talks continue on border security. NAHB Chairman Randy Noel issued an official statement responding to this important development.

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NAHB, Industry Groups Hold Housing Event for Members of Congress

Filed in Capitol Hill by on January 11, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB, Industry Groups Hold Housing Event for Members of Congress

NAHB and several industry partners welcomed more than 50 members of the 116th Congress to Washington during a Friends of Housing reception last night on Capitol Hill.

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Government Shutdown is Affecting Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill by on January 9, 2019 4 Comments
Government Shutdown is Affecting Housing

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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Shutdown Impacts Multifamily Housing Programs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on January 7, 2019 1 Comment
Shutdown Impacts Multifamily Housing Programs

The partial government shutdown, now well into its third week, is having an impact on HUD multifamily programs, as the agency’s spending authority expired on Dec. 21, 2018.

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Affordability Tops the Agenda in the Year Ahead

Filed in Capitol Hill by on January 3, 2019 4 Comments
Affordability Tops the Agenda in the Year Ahead

Addressing housing affordability concerns will be a top issue for NAHB in 2019 and we will be working with Congress and the administration to achieve this goal.

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