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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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House Passes Prison Reform Bill that Provides Vocational Training

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on May 23, 2018 0 Comments
House Passes Prison Reform Bill that Provides Vocational Training

On a 360-59 vote, the House yesterday overwhelmingly approved NAHB-supported legislation that would provide vocational training for prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism rates.

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Banking Regulatory Relief Bill Clears Congress, Will Help Ease Tight Credit Conditions

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on May 22, 2018 4 Comments
Banking Regulatory Relief Bill Clears Congress, Will Help Ease Tight Credit Conditions

The House today approved bipartisan legislation approved by the Senate in March that will roll back some of the Dodd-Frank rules on banks that will eliminate some of the barriers to credit availability and support a stronger, more robust recovery of the housing and mortgage markets.

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HBA Campaign School an Incubator for Pro-Business Candidates

Filed in Leadership by on May 10, 2018 0 Comments
HBA Campaign School an Incubator for Pro-Business Candidates

If you want to create a business-friendly climate in your community, you can vote for candidates who support your issues and hope they win. Or, you can recruit and train those candidates to successfully campaign for public office.

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Thanks to the Federation for Bringing Housing Home

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 7, 2018 0 Comments
Thanks to the Federation for Bringing Housing Home

From coast-to-coast, members of our Federation stepped up last week to bring housing issues to the forefront during Bringing Housing Home™, NAHB’s 2018 in-district Legislative Conference.

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Rep. Scalise Talks Housing with Louisiana Home Builders and Business Leaders

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 4, 2018 0 Comments
Rep. Scalise Talks Housing with Louisiana Home Builders and Business Leaders

Builders and community leaders yesterday enthusiastically greeted House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) at a special meeting that covered a wide range of issues affecting the Louisiana economy, housing industry and home buyers.

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South Carolina Builders Make Their Lawmaker Feel Right at Home

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 2, 2018 0 Comments
South Carolina Builders Make Their Lawmaker Feel Right at Home

South Carolina builders conducted a productive meeting with Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) at a model home as part of Bringing Housing Home week.

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