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Federal Code Mandates Costly and the Wrong Approach to Boost Energy Efficiency

Federal Code Mandates Costly and the Wrong Approach to Boost Energy Efficiency

NAHB today urged Congress to oppose any federal mandates that require the adoption of more stringent building codes because it would harm housing affordability, prevent healthy competition in the marketplace and may not achieve the intended results.

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced on Energy Tax Incentives

Filed in Capitol Hill by on October 16, 2019 0 Comments
Bipartisan Legislation Introduced on Energy Tax Incentives

Two NAHB-supported bipartisan bills have been introduced in the House and Senate to update and extend two expired energy tax incentives frequently used by home builders and remodelers. These provisions are part of a broader group of temporary tax incentives, known as tax extenders, that expired at the end of 2017. 

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Urge Your Senators to Oppose Portman-Shaheen Energy Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on September 24, 2019 7 Comments
Urge Your Senators to Oppose Portman-Shaheen Energy Bill

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday is expected to consider a bill that will push overly costly and aggressive energy efficiency requirements in model building energy codes, which harms housing affordability.

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House Bill Prohibits Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Consumer Contracts

Filed in Business Management, Capitol Hill, Legal by on September 20, 2019 13 Comments
House Bill Prohibits Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Consumer Contracts

Acting against the strong objections of NAHB, the House today approved the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (H.R. 1423), legislation that would prohibit two parties from including in a contract a pre-dispute arbitration agreement. NAHB strongly supports the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including binding arbitration, in consumer contracts.

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NAHB Builder Urges Congress to Promote Green Initiatives

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on September 20, 2019 8 Comments
NAHB Builder Urges Congress to Promote Green Initiatives

NAHB told Congress today that it wants to work as a partner with officials at all levels of government to encourage energy efficiency, but also stressed that it is urgent that housing affordability is not jeopardized in the process.

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Congress Extends National Flood Insurance Program Through Nov. 21

Filed in Capitol Hill by on September 19, 2019 0 Comments
Congress Extends National Flood Insurance Program Through Nov. 21

To prevent a government shutdown at the end of September, Congress has approved a continuing resolution that will keep the government funded until Nov. 21. 

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NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB’s Senior Officers met with Andrew Wheeler, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, to discuss NAHB’s continued collaboration with the agency on key issues involving the home building industry.

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House Passes NAHB-Supported Appraiser Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on September 11, 2019 0 Comments
House Passes NAHB-Supported Appraiser Bill

The House yesterday passed NAHB-supported legislation that would allow state licensed appraisers to perform Federal Housing Administration (FHA) appraisals.

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NAHB Statement: Congress Must Act on Administration’s Housing Finance Reform Plan

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on September 10, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Statement: Congress Must Act on Administration’s Housing Finance Reform Plan

NAHB calls on Congress to move forward with housing finance reform and stands ready to work with Congress, the administration and other stakeholders in the effort to achieve meaningful reform.

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Ask Your Senators to Support Workforce Development Programs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 9, 2019 2 Comments
Ask Your Senators to Support Workforce Development Programs

The Senate Appropriations Committee plans to consider funding for education programs this week. NAHB supports efforts to boost funding for Perkins Basic State Grants and members are encouraged to contact their senators to voice their support.

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