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Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on May 22, 2019 0 Comments
Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure

NAHB today called on Congress to focus on improving the older homes, structures and infrastructure that are less resilient to natural disasters because they were built when there were no national model codes in existence or constructed following codes that are now outdated.

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Congressional Leaders to Speak at Legislative Conference

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Congressional Leaders to Speak at Legislative Conference

Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) will be the featured speakers at the NAHB Legislative Conference on Wednesday, June 5. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. (doors open for breakfast at 7 a.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Bus transportation to the Hyatt Regency from the Marriott Wardman Park will be available at 6:30 a.m.

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NAHB Expresses Concerns Over Cluster Mailboxes

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NAHB Expresses Concerns Over Cluster Mailboxes

In a letter to members of the House Financial Services Committee, NAHB expressed concerns to federal lawmakers over increased costs and undue burdens to America’s home builders and home owners regarding the use of cluster mailboxes by the U.S. Postal Service.

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Waters Bill a Step Forward to Ease Nation’s Housing Affordability Woes

Filed in Capitol Hill by on April 30, 2019 3 Comments
Waters Bill a Step Forward to Ease Nation’s Housing Affordability Woes

NAHB today commended House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters for proposing draft legislation to address the nation’s housing affordability crisis and called on the administration and Congress to make this issue a national policy priority.

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NAHB, Real Estate Groups Urge Congress to Oppose Carried Interest Bill

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NAHB, Real Estate Groups Urge Congress to Oppose Carried Interest Bill

NAHB and more than a dozen other real estate industry groups have sent a joint letter to Congress urging lawmakers to reject the Carried Interest Fairness Act (H.R. 1735). The bill would result in a huge tax increase on countless Americans who use partnerships in businesses of all types and sizes.

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Ease Labor Shortages

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 14, 2019 2 Comments
Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Ease Labor Shortages

Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) and Francis Rooney (R-Pa.) have introduced the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act, legislation that would help alleviate the worker shortage in the construction industry.

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NAHB Leaders Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

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NAHB Leaders Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde and First Vice Chairman Dean Mon conducted two days of meetings this week with Republican and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to address growing housing affordability concerns and keep housing in the forefront of the national agenda.

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Bipartisan Tax Extenders Bill Introduced in Senate

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Bipartisan Tax Extenders Bill Introduced in Senate

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have introduced the Tax Extender and Disaster Relief Act of 2019, NAHB-supported legislation that would reinstate and extend key housing tax provisions through Dec. 31, 2019.

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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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