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How You Can Support a Thriving Home Building Industry

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How You Can Support a Thriving Home Building Industry

Weren’t able to join us at the nation’s capital to lobby Congress for a strong and vibrant home building industry? You can still add your voice so that we are heard on Capitol Hill.

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House Passes Bill to Ease Banking Regulations

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House Passes Bill to Ease Banking Regulations

The House yesterday passed legislation that would address challenging credit conditions that home builders and home buyers continue to experience as a result of strict regulatory restraints imposed following the 2008 financial crisis.

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House Panel Approves Bill to Ease Tight Credit Conditions

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House Panel Approves Bill to Ease Tight Credit Conditions

The legislation includes provisions to address challenging credit conditions that home builders and home buyers continue to experience as a result of an overzealous regulatory response to the recent financial crisis.

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NAHB Commends Senate Regulatory Relief Bill

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NAHB Commends Senate Regulatory Relief Bill

Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) on April 26 introduced NAHB-supported legislation that would reform the federal regulatory process and cut red tape so federal programs operate as intended. A companion bill passed the House in January.

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EPA Withdraws Two Rules Linked to Clean Power Plan

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EPA Withdraws Two Rules Linked to Clean Power Plan

Just days after President Trump signed an executive order calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and revise the Clean Power Plan (CPP), EPA today announced that it is withdrawing two proposed rules connected with the CPP that the agency never finalized.

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Attention Regulators: Listen to Small Businesses

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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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Congress Strikes Down OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

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Congress Strikes Down OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

In a victory for NAHB and the small business community, the Senate today passed legislation approved by the House earlier this month that will overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) clarification to its Volks recordkeeping rule.

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House Passes Regulatory Reform Bills

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House Passes Regulatory Reform Bills

The House this week passed two NAHB-supported regulatory relief bills that would help ensure that all federal regulations are carefully designed to achieve their intended benefits while minimizing the regulatory burdens on small business.

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NAHB Discusses Housing Issues with Trump, Top Advisers

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NAHB Discusses Housing Issues with Trump, Top Advisers

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin met with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his top advisers in New York today to discuss housing matters of importance to the nation’s home builders.

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Regulatory Nightmare Continues After Nearly 3 Decades

One developer’s ongoing attempts to obtain a Clean Water Act permit is a prime example of why Congress must take action to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ final “waters of the U.S.” rule from being implemented.

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