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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 1 Comment
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

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on March 8, 2019 0 Comments
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

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 1, 2019 0 Comments
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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Arkansas Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Housing Affordability Bill

Filed in Construction Industry, Homeownership by on February 7, 2019 0 Comments
Arkansas Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Housing Affordability Bill

At the urging of local citizens and the housing community, the Arkansas Senate yesterday passed SB 170, legislation that would prevent cities and counties from regulating building design that would needlessly raise the cost of housing.

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Government Shutdown is Affecting Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill by on January 9, 2019 4 Comments
Government Shutdown is Affecting Housing

A long-term shutdown, lasting several weeks or a month or more, could have significant impacts on mortgage accessibility and reduce housing demand.

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Affordability Tops the Agenda in the Year Ahead

Filed in Capitol Hill by on January 3, 2019 4 Comments
Affordability Tops the Agenda in the Year Ahead

Addressing housing affordability concerns will be a top issue for NAHB in 2019 and we will be working with Congress and the administration to achieve this goal.

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How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 22, 2018 14 Comments
How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Housing

The government shutdown will affect housing and home builders. In most cases, the short-run impacts will be minor. A long-term shutdown, lasting several weeks or a month or more, could have significant impacts on mortgage accessibility and reduce housing demand.

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Congress Extends Flood Insurance Program Through May 31

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 22, 2018 1 Comment
Congress Extends Flood Insurance Program Through May 31

Although Congress and the White House failed to avert a partial government shutdown, NAHB achieved a significant victory when lawmakers agreed to extend funding for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through May 31, 2019. Absent congressional action, funding would have expired for the program last night.

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