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NAHB Senior Officers Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

NAHB Senior Officers Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke and First Vice Chairman Jerry Konter recently conducted virtual and in-person meetings with congressional leaders to urge them to keep housing in the forefront of the national agenda.

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Biden Signs $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill Into Law

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Biden Signs $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill Into Law

President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package into law on March 11.

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Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package

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Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package

On a party line vote of 50-49, the Senate today passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. The legislation differs slightly from the bill passed by the House on Feb. 26. As a result, the House will vote on the amended Senate version before the end of next week.

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House Passes Anti-Business Labor Bill Strongly Opposed by NAHB

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House Passes Anti-Business Labor Bill Strongly Opposed by NAHB

The House on March 9 approved 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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NAHB Opposes House Bill to Eliminate Carried Interest

Filed in Advocacy, Multifamily by on February 17, 2021 1 Comment
NAHB Opposes House Bill to Eliminate Carried Interest

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), along with Reps. Andy Levin (D-Mich.) and Katie Porter (D-Calf.), this week introduced H.R. 1068, the Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2021. The bill would impose a major tax increase on real estate by generally requiring carried interest to be classified as ordinary income rather than a capital gain. 

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Biden Stimulus Plan on a Legislative Fast Track

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Housing Affordability by on February 10, 2021 11 Comments
Biden Stimulus Plan on a Legislative Fast Track

Twelve House committees have begun consideration of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan using a procedural process known as reconciliation. Reconciliation allows the legislation to avoid the Senate filibuster, meaning a simple majority vote is needed for Senate passage, but also imposes some limitations on what can be included in the bill.

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House Passes Apprenticeship Legislation

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House Passes Apprenticeship Legislation

The House today approved the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447), legislation that would expand youth and adult access to instruction in the skilled trades.

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Key Housing Provisions in $900 Billion Relief Bill Passed by Congress

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Key Housing Provisions in $900 Billion Relief Bill Passed by Congress

A $900 billion economic relief package approved by the House and Senate tonight includes key provisions that NAHB championed. The bill provides small businesses relief from burdensome loan forgiveness requirements, helps struggling renters and owners with dedicated rental assistance, strengthens the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and assists HBAs that have largely been excluded from previous relief measures.

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A Win on Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on December 11, 2020 0 Comments
A Win on Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements

In a win for NAHB, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on “beneficial ownership” legislation that addresses key builder concerns after NAHB negotiated directly with key congressional leaders.

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NAHB Seeks Quick Resumption of Coronavirus Stimulus Talks

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NAHB Seeks Quick Resumption of Coronavirus Stimulus Talks

President Trump announced today that he is calling off coronavirus stimulus negotiations with Democrats until after the November election. NAHB is urging the White House and Democrats to put politics aside and move quickly to resume talks that will result in a relief package that will help American home owners, renters and small businesses.

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