Codes and Regulations
At his Senate confirmation hearing Jan. 12 to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dr. Ben Carson laid out his vision for housing. NAHB was among the first groups to come out in support of Carson when he was nominated for the post by President-elect Trump last month. 2016 NAHB […]
Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced a resolution to withdraw the Waters of the United States rule, which contains new and expanded definitions that NAHB has long held as the poster child of federal intrusion into states’ rights and an example of federal overreach on land-use decisions.
The House today approved the Regulatory Accountability Act, legislation that would modernize the rulemaking process under the Administrative Procedures Act and make the regulatory process more transparent, agencies more accountable and regulations more cost-effective.
Home builders would be much more likely to adopt low-impact or more sustainable stormwater management practices if local jurisdictions offered fast-track permitting or other incentives for installing them, according to a recent NAHB poll.
NAHB has joined several other industry groups to file a challenge against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Labor regarding OSHA’s final Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule, which NAHB Chairman Ed Brady called “unlawful and arbitrary” in a press statement issued Thursday.