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House Republicans Introduce ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ bills

Filed in Capitol Hill, Tax Reform Toolkit by on September 11, 2018 0 Comments
House Republicans Introduce ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ bills

House Republicans yesterday unveiled their long-anticipated package of tax changes, which are intended to build on the enactment of last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Known as Tax Reform 2.0, it is actually a package of three bills. The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to take up the bills quickly, possibly later this week.

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NAHB Study on Multifamily Regulatory Burdens Spurs Capitol Hill Hearing

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on September 5, 2018 1 Comment
NAHB Study on Multifamily Regulatory Burdens Spurs Capitol Hill Hearing

A recent study by NAHB and the National Multifamily Housing Council that details how regulations account for 32% of the cost of developing new multifamily properties has caught the attention of Congress.

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Hispanic Builders to Talk Housing with Hill Leaders

Filed in Capitol Hill by on August 30, 2018 0 Comments
Hispanic Builders to Talk Housing with Hill Leaders

The National Hispanic Contractors Association will host two upcoming events as part of its 2018 Legislative Summit in Washington D.C. — and it’s offering NAHB members big discounts on registration.

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Democrats Introduce Several Tax Bills Focusing on Affordable Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill by on August 16, 2018 5 Comments
Democrats Introduce Several Tax Bills Focusing on Affordable Housing

In the final days prior to the start of the traditional August congressional recess, Democrats in the House and Senate have put the spotlight on the affordable rental housing crisis by introducing a number of new bills.

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National Flood Insurance Program Receives 4-Month Extension

Filed in Capitol Hill by on July 31, 2018 0 Comments
National Flood Insurance Program Receives 4-Month Extension

The Senate voted today to approve House-passed legislation that will extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until Nov. 30. Absent congressional action, the program would have expired at 11:59 p.m. tonight.

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Congress Reauthorizes Perkins CTE Act

Filed in Capitol Hill by on July 25, 2018 0 Comments
Congress Reauthorizes Perkins CTE Act

The House and Senate this week voted to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act. Last reauthorized in 2006, the program provides grants to states to fund vocational programs for high school and college students.

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More than 170 Lawmakers Take a Stand for Homeownership

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 14, 2018 8 Comments
More than 170 Lawmakers Take a Stand for Homeownership

At the behest of NAHB, 171 members of Congress this week sent a joint letter to the Trump administration calling on the U.S. to resume talks with Canada to negotiate a new softwood lumber trade agreement.

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New Democrat Coalition Calls for Building Millions More Housing Units

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on June 6, 2018 4 Comments
New Democrat Coalition Calls for Building Millions More Housing Units

The New Democrat Coalition, a group of moderate House Democrats, has released a white paper seeking to find a solution to chronic problems facing the housing industry.

The report, entitled “Missing Millions of Homes,” says its goal is clear: “We need to build millions of more housing units.”

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House Panel Approves Fiscal 2019 HUD Budget

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 24, 2018 0 Comments
House Panel Approves Fiscal 2019 HUD Budget

The House Appropriations Committee approved $53.1 billion for HUD in fiscal 2019, which represents a $440 million, or 0.8% increase from fiscal 2018 levels and nearly $12 billion more than the Trump administration’s fiscal 2019 request.

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A High-Level Meeting of the Minds

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on May 23, 2018 7 Comments
A High-Level Meeting of the Minds

If the clout of a Washington trade association is measured by its access to high-level policymakers, than the members of NAHB have nothing to be worried about.

The 2018 NAHB Spring Executive Board Meeting took place in Washington this week and there was plenty on the agenda.

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