NAHB Leaders Call on Congress to Adopt a Strong Housing Agenda

Filed in Advocacy by on March 15, 2018 1 Comment

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel and First Vice Chairman Greg Ugalde conducted two days of meetings this week with Republican and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to keep housing in the forefront of the national agenda.

The NAHB Senior Officers reiterated the importance of housing and homeownership to the economy and stressed that a vibrant housing market is necessary in order to maintain robust job and economic growth.

From left, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, Rep. Steve Scalise and First Vice Chairman Greg Ugalde.

Discussions were held with several influential lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle, including:

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
  • Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.)
  • Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.);
  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.)
  • Senate Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)
  • Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee
  • Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Talks centered on the need to enact policies that would:

  • Provide a stable and affordable supply of credit for home buyers, home builders and rental housing.
  • Reduce or eliminate unnecessary regulations to make homeownership and rental housing more affordable for teachers, firefighters, police officers and other middle-class families.
  • Adopt sensible workforce development and immigration policy that will help the residential construction industry to fill open jobs and boost the nation’s economy.
  • Achieve a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program that will keep the program fiscally sound and let builders provide safe and affordable housing.

You Can Bring Housing Home

NAHB members have a unique opportunity to build on the efforts of their leadership team by Bringing Housing Home™ during the week of April 30 through May 5. Congress will be in recess, allowing all those involved in the residential construction industry to meet with their federal lawmakers in their home districts to discuss the important issues listed above, as well as other matters that impact their businesses and communities.

Visit for complete details and and information on how to identify your representatives and invite them to a meeting.

To learn more on how you can participate in this important endeavor, contact Michael Bezruki at 800-368-5242 x8542.

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  1. Gary C Karge says:

    There are also some regulations regarding building materials and new ordinances that coming into play on Capitol Hill. I recently had the chance to discuss these with Senator Paul Baily, and Representative Cameron Sexton. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss these matters further in order to expedite home building.

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