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NAHB Podcast: Senate Passes Stimulus Package

Filed in Capitol Hill, Disaster Response, Economics by on March 26, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Podcast: Senate Passes Stimulus Package

On this breaking news episode of Housing Developments, NAHB Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin outlines the provisions in the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package passed by the Senate late Wednesday night.

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Congress Approves $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package

Congress Approves $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package

Congress has approved a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. The CARES Act includes several provisions to help small businesses and those engaged in the residential construction sector.

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Congress Approves Coronavirus Response Act Requiring Employer-Paid Sick and Medical Leave

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 16, 2020 8 Comments
Congress Approves Coronavirus Response Act Requiring Employer-Paid Sick and Medical Leave

On March 14, the House passed H.R. 6201, the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, which would guarantee free coronavirus testing, establish paid leave for all employees, enhance unemployment insurance, expand food security initiatives and increase federal Medicaid funding. The House updated the bill two days later. The Senate passed the House revision on March 18 and President Trump signed the measure into law.

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Take Action to Prevent the Federal Government from Hijacking Building Codes

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on February 28, 2020 6 Comments
Take Action to Prevent the Federal Government from Hijacking Building Codes

There are efforts underway to incorporate costly energy building code provisions from S. 2137, The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, as an amendment to a comprehensive energy bill introduced this week.

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Meet the Leaders of the PAC

Filed in Capitol Hill, Membership by on February 26, 2020 0 Comments
Meet the Leaders of the PAC

NAHB’s political action committee, BUILD-PAC, is fueled by dedicated members who recognize the importance of getting involved in the political process to fight for housing and create a better business environment.  Among the most committed of these members are BUILD-PAC Champions, a select group who each individually raised over $10,000 in new money for the PAC during 2019.

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BUILD-PAC Chair Justin MacDonald Committed to 2020 Election Success

Filed in Capitol Hill, Membership by on February 25, 2020 0 Comments
BUILD-PAC Chair Justin MacDonald Committed to 2020 Election Success

As the 2020 BUILD-PAC Chairman, Justin MacDonald has his eyes set on the November prize of electing more pro-housing candidates to federal office. And he knows how critical it is for all members to get involved in BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s political action committee.

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NAHB Accepting Nominations for Defender of Housing Awards

Filed in Awards, Capitol Hill by on February 24, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Accepting Nominations for Defender of Housing Awards

The NAHB Federation is once again recognizing courageous federal legislators who have demonstrated strong support for housing with the Defender of Housing awards.

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NAHB Testifies House Energy Bill Would Harm Housing Affordability

NAHB Testifies House Energy Bill Would Harm Housing Affordability

NAHB today urged the House to oppose to H.R. 3962, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019, warning that the legislation would exacerbate the nation’s housing affordability woes.

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Trump Proposes $47.9 Billion Budget for HUD in Fiscal 2021

Filed in Capitol Hill by on February 10, 2020 0 Comments
Trump Proposes $47.9 Billion Budget for HUD in Fiscal 2021

President Trump announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would receive $47.9 billion in funding for the fiscal 2021 budget, which runs from Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021. This is a 15.2% decrease, or $8.6 billion cut, from the amount enacted for 2020.

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House Passes Anti-Business Labor Bill; Measure Likely to Die in the Senate

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 7, 2020 1 Comment
House Passes Anti-Business Labor Bill; Measure Likely to Die in the Senate

The House on Thursday passed legislation strongly opposed by NAHB that contains dozens of sweeping labor law revisions that would negatively affect the construction labor market at a time of critical skilled worker shortages.

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