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Trump Signs Tax Bill into Law

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 22, 2017 2 Comments

President Trump today signed into law landmark tax reform legislation. “Providing tax relief for hard-working families and creating a more favorable tax climate for small business will make the economy more vibrant and competitive,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald. “In turn, this will boost the housing sector, which represents roughly one-sixth of the U.S. economy. Housing not only equals jobs, but jobs mean more demand for housing.”

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Short-Term Spending Bill Keeps the Government Open Through Jan. 19

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 21, 2017 0 Comments

With the government funding set to run out on Dec. 22, Congress moved to approve a short-term continuing resolution to keep the lights on at federal agencies through Jan. 19.

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NAHB Leaders Hold Productive Talks with Lawmakers on Tax Reform

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 6, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Leaders Hold Productive Talks with Lawmakers on Tax Reform

NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald and CEO Jerry Howard met with key members of Congress today to push for the association’s housing priorities as the tax reform process moves to a House-Senate conference committee. The meetings were productive and NAHB remains optimistic about the key housing elements we are seeking in the final conference report.

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Senate Approves Tax Reform Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 2, 2017 25 Comments
Senate Approves Tax Reform Bill

Senate Republicans this morning narrowly approved legislation to revamp the nation’s tax code. While NAHB opposes the House-passed tax reform package, the Senate bill represents a step in the right direction.

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House Approves Five-Year Flood Insurance Reauthorization

Filed in Capitol Hill by on November 14, 2017 0 Comments

The House today approved legislation that would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program for five years and includes many NAHB-supported modifications to the program.

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NAHB Opposes Tax Reform Plan

Filed in Capitol Hill, Homeownership by on October 28, 2017 14 Comments
NAHB Opposes Tax Reform Plan

NAHB came out today in official opposition to the House Republican tax reform legislation to be unveiled Nov. 1. The sudden shift came after House Speaker Paul Ryan unexpectedly informed NAHB CEO Jerry Howard that a meaningful homeownership tax incentive targeted to the middle class and negotiated in good faith with members of the House Ways and Means Committee would be stripped from the bill.

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Tax Reform Clears a Key Hurdle

Filed in Capitol Hill by on October 27, 2017 0 Comments
Tax Reform Clears a Key Hurdle

The House yesterday narrowly approved a budget measure by a 216-212 vote that would allow the advancement of a tax reform package, which is currently being crafted by Republican leaders.

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Joint Employer Bill Would Give Clarity, Certainty to Small Businesses

Joint Employer Bill Would Give Clarity, Certainty to Small Businesses

NAHB today urged Congress to pass the bipartisan Save Local Business Act, legislation that would boost housing affordability and provide small businesses certainty and predictability by clarifying under law what constitutes a joint employer.

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A Focus on Flood Insurance and Lumber

Filed in Capitol Hill by on August 4, 2017 1 Comment
A Focus on Flood Insurance and Lumber

With Congress in its August recess, members are encouraged to visit their lawmakers in their home districts and seek action on two issues – flood insurance and lumber.

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Senate Bill Would Cut Legal Immigration in Half

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on August 3, 2017 0 Comments
Senate Bill Would Cut Legal Immigration in Half

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) yesterday introduced legislation endorsed by President Trump that would cut legal immigration levels in half over the next decade. The bill would reduce the annual distribution of green cards awarding permanent legal residence from 1 million just over 500,000.

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