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Attention Regulators: Listen to Small Businesses

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on March 29, 2017 9 Comments
Attention Regulators: Listen to Small Businesses

NAHB today called on Congress to work with federal regulators to fix the regulatory rulemaking process by ensuring that effects on small businesses are a primary focus for existing and future regulations.

Testifying before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, NAHB First Vice Chairman Randy Noel told lawmakers that builders must navigate an ever-increasing tangle of regulations.

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House Bill Would Boost Effectiveness of Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on March 21, 2017 0 Comments
House Bill Would Boost Effectiveness of Low Income Housing Tax Credit

House Ways and Means Committee members Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Richard Neal (D-Mass.) today introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, legislation that contains a number of changes to enhance the effectiveness of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).

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Mark Your Calendar for the 2017 NAHB Legislative Conference

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 17, 2017 0 Comments
Mark Your Calendar for the 2017 NAHB Legislative Conference

Builders looking to send a message to Congress that it needs to take action to keep housing and the economy moving forward should mark their calendar now for the most important grassroots event of the year — the 2017 NAHB Legislative Conference. The conference is on Wednesday, June 14 and is a day-long event that coincides with the NAHB Midyear Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Leaders in Congress Urged to Adopt Strong Housing Agenda

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Leaders in Congress Urged to Adopt Strong Housing Agenda

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.

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House Votes to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

House Votes to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

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.

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NAHB Congratulates Donald Trump on Becoming the Nation’s 45th President

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on January 20, 2017 2 Comments

NAHB congratulated Donald Trump today after he was sworn as the 45th President of the United States of America.

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Ways and Means Republicans Vote to Support LIHTC

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 16, 2016 0 Comments

House Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee agreed to keep the Low Income Housing Tax Credit as part of efforts to revamp the tax code and lower the corporate tax rate in the coming year.

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Temporary Measure Funds Federal Government Through April 28

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Temporary Measure Funds Federal Government Through April 28

With a stopgap fiscal 2017 bill to fund the federal government set to expire on Dec. 11, Congress today approved another continuing resolution that will extend current funding levels for most federal agencies through April 28.

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Congress Reinstates Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 7, 2016 8 Comments
Congress Reinstates Health Reimbursement Arrangements

In a major victory for home building firms and other small businesses across the land, the Senate today passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a comprehensive health care package which includes a provision to allow employers to provide Health Reimbursement Arrangements to help their employees pay for health insurance.

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Marker Released for Flood Insurance Reauthorization in 2017

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Marker Released for Flood Insurance Reauthorization in 2017

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, has released a set of principles regarding reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires Sept. 30, 2017.

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