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NAHB Mourns the Passing of Former Sen. Johnny Isakson, a Statesman and Housing Advocate

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on December 19, 2021 1 Comment
NAHB Mourns the Passing of Former Sen. Johnny Isakson, a Statesman and Housing Advocate

In his role as statesman, Sen. Isakson had a significant impact on the housing market. During the 2007-2008 housing crash and subsequent financial crisis, Isakson authored a temporary tax credit for first-time home buyers that helped stem the collapse of the housing market.

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Residential Construction Inputs Higher Amid Record Material and Service Prices

Filed in Material Costs by on December 17, 2021 3 Comments
Residential Construction Inputs Higher Amid Record Material and Service Prices

According to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the prices of goods used in residential construction ex-energy climbed 1.8% in November (not seasonally adjusted). Meanwhile, the price index of services inputs to residential construction decreased 0.8% in November, continuing a four-month trend during which the index has declined 10.1%.

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Biden Nominates Sandra Thompson as FHFA Director

Filed in Housing Finance by on December 14, 2021 0 Comments
Biden Nominates Sandra Thompson as FHFA Director

President Biden today nominated Sandra L. Thompson as the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Thompson currently serves as acting director of the FHFA, replacing Mark Calabria in June after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the FHFA director can be removed at will.

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Podcast: The Republican Strategy on the Midterm Elections, Redistricting

Filed in Advocacy by on December 13, 2021 2 Comments
Podcast: The Republican Strategy on the Midterm Elections, Redistricting

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin talk with John Billings, executive director of the National Republican Campaign Committee, for the second episode in a two-part series on the midterm election strategy.

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GOP Lawmakers Hear Firsthand Account on How Supply-Chain Woes Delay Home Construction

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on December 9, 2021 7 Comments
GOP Lawmakers Hear Firsthand Account on How Supply-Chain Woes Delay Home Construction

Idaho custom home builder Steve Martinez provided a firsthand account to Republican lawmakers today on how building material supply-chain challenges are delaying home projects and raising housing costs.

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View Highlights from BUILD-PAC’s Leadership Reception

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View Highlights from BUILD-PAC’s Leadership Reception

NAHB hosted a lively Leadership Reception highlighting BUILD-PAC, its bipartisan political action committee, during the Fall Leadership Meetings in Houston.

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Federal Register Publishes Proposed WOTUS Rule

Filed in Advocacy, Environment, Resiliency by on December 7, 2021 0 Comments
Federal Register Publishes Proposed WOTUS Rule

The Federal Register today published a proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rescind the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) as finalized during the Trump administration.

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NAHB Participates in Roundtable on OSHA’s Vaccine and Testing Mandate

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs, Workforce Development by on December 7, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Participates in Roundtable on OSHA’s Vaccine and Testing Mandate

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard spoke today at a roundtable that explored the impact OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate will have on businesses across the country.

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NAHB Leaders Discuss Lumber Tariffs with Canadian Officials

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on December 6, 2021 2 Comments
NAHB Leaders Discuss Lumber Tariffs with Canadian Officials

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin held productive talks with Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng, Ambassador Kirsten Hillman and members of the Canadian parliament regarding the Commerce Department’s recent action to double tariffs on Canadian lumber imports from 9% to 18% and on the need to restart negotiations on a new softwood lumber trade agreement.

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Congress Averts Government Shutdown

Filed in Advocacy by on December 3, 2021 0 Comments
Congress Averts Government Shutdown

Stopgap funding will keep the federal government operating through Feb. 18, 2022.

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