The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) has released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2017. The document brings focus to the common interests of the industry and includes policy goals for continued growth in the nation’s housing and building industry.

“Lumber and building material dealers continue to play an important role in furthering America’s economic growth as part of the building supply chain and residential housing sector,” said NLBMDA chair George W. Lester II, CEO of The Lester Group in Martinsville, Va. “The 2017 NLBMDA National Policy Agenda provides a common-sense, pro-business framework that eliminates unnecessary regulatory burdens, and promotes sound fiscal policies needed for sustained economic expansion.”

NLBMDA is working with the new Congress and Trump Administration to advance policies that will strengthen small businesses and protect the many multi-generational family-owned businesses in the industry. The association’s agenda includes our industry’s positions on: housing and construction; tax and economic policy; legal reform and consumer protection; workforce policy; environment, health and safety; product supply and trade; energy; transportation; and highway safety.

NLBMDA’s 2017 National Policy Agenda will be distributed to members of Congress and key Administration officials and will be used by NLBMDA members when they visit their members of Congress during the NLBMDA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference on March 27-29 in Washington, D.C.

NLBMDA’s 2017 National Policy Agenda can be downloaded here.

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