Trump Proposes $6.2 Billion Budget Cut to HUD

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Trump Proposes $6.2 Billion Budget Cut to HUD

President Trump today proposed a $4.09 trillion budget request for fiscal 2018, which begins on Oct. 1. The plan would slash HUD funding by $6.2 billion, or 13%, to $40.7 billion, and includes billions of dollars of cuts to other Cabinet agencies to help offset a proposed $54 billion increase in defense spending.

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Improved WOTUS Rule Should Bring Stability, Panelist Says

Improved WOTUS Rule Should Bring Stability, Panelist Says

Speakers at the Environmental Law Institute’s National Wetlands Awards panel discussion May 17 know there are challenges ahead as the Trump administration launches its efforts to fix the flawed Obama-era “waters of the United States” rule, including how it may affect wetlands mitigation banks.

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Non-Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports Hit a 10-Year High

Filed in Home Building by on May 22, 2017 0 Comments
Non-Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports Hit a 10-Year High

In a positive development for home builders, lumber consumers and housing affordability, U.S. softwood lumber imports (excluding shipments from Canada) hit a decade high in the first quarter.

European suppliers – including Australia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Romania – accounted for nearly all the increase.

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NAHB Remodelers Chair: ‘Ask Me Anything’

Filed in Remodelers by on May 22, 2017 1 Comment
NAHB Remodelers Chair: ‘Ask Me Anything’

Are you a consumer who wants to ask a professional questions about home remodeling? Or perhaps you are a remodeler and want to ask a peer their opinion about a remodeling project? Now’s your chance!

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Back by Popular Demand: Train the Trainer

Filed in Education by on May 22, 2017 0 Comments
Back by Popular Demand: Train the Trainer

If you’d like to join NAHB’s outstanding team of educators or simply improve your public speaking skills, Train the Trainer is your answer. This popular course is being offered June 12 at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C.

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Administration to Propose Deep Cuts to HUD Programs

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 19, 2017 2 Comments

A budget draft obtained by POLITICO confirms a March 16 report in NAHBNow that the Trump administration plans deep spending cuts to HUD programs as part of its fiscal 2018 budget.

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OSHA Suspends Rule Requiring Electronic Reporting of Injuries

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OSHA Suspends Rule Requiring Electronic Reporting of Injuries

Thanks, in large part, to the efforts of NAHB and other industry groups that challenged the “unlawful and arbitrary” rule, OSHA has proposed the July 1 deadline be suspended until further notice.

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Treasury Secretary Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on May 19, 2017 0 Comments
Treasury Secretary Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified on May 18 before the Senate Banking Committee and discussed a broad range of topics of interest to the home building community. View the key issues from the two-hour Q&A session before the Senate panel.

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Slow but Steady Growth for Housing

Filed in Economics by on May 19, 2017 0 Comments
Slow but Steady Growth for Housing

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides a brief overview of the housing market in the latest issue of Eye on the Economy.

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NAHB Targets the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Regulations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on May 18, 2017 0 Comments

In its comments submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency this week in response to a presidential directive to “alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens,” NAHB highlighted 10 expensive and overreaching regulatory programs. It also urged continued funding for three programs facing proposed budget cuts or elimination.

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