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Bipartisan Senate Infrastructure Bill Good for Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Resiliency by on August 3, 2021 0 Comments
Bipartisan Senate Infrastructure Bill Good for Housing

NAHB supports the $1 trillion bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill pending in Congress and applauds lawmakers for omitting onerous regulatory proposals that would hurt housing affordability.  

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Fed Chairman Expresses Hope Building Material Bottlenecks will be Alleviated

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on July 14, 2021 0 Comments
Fed Chairman Expresses Hope Building Material Bottlenecks will be Alleviated

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expressed hope that building material bottlenecks that have raised housing costs will begin to ease during a hearing today before the House Financial Services Committee on monetary policy and the state of the economy.

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NAHB Urges Congress to Enact Policies to Help Builders Boost Housing Production

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on July 14, 2021 3 Comments
NAHB Urges Congress to Enact Policies to Help Builders Boost Housing Production

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard testified before Congress today and called on lawmakers to enact key policy proposals that will help home builders to expand the housing supply, reduce the housing deficit and improve housing affordability for all Americans. During a hearing before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on the topic of expanding housing access to all Americans, Howard noted that rising home prices, apartment rents and construction costs represent additional risks to housing affordability for prospective home buyers and renters.

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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

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on March 10, 2021 2 Comments
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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