Posts Tagged ‘ Congress ’

USGBC Urges the House to Pass the Inflation Reduction Act

Aug 12th, 2022

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a proponent of the Inflation Reduction Act, which has been working its way through Congress for the last few weeks and is now before the House of Representatives for a vote. Ahead of that vote, USGBC interim president and CEO Peter Templeton said, “The House of Representatives has […]

NAHB Supports Changes Made to Inflation Reduction Act; Works to Continue to “Improve” Bill

Aug 11th, 2022

As the Senate pushes to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) says it remains opposed to the bill. The association is working with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) to obtain key changes as it related to carried interest and how companies can deduct depreciated assets from taxes. During the […]

NAHB Urges Congress Take Action to Ease Housing Affordability Crisis

Jul 25th, 2022

At a Senate Finance Committee hearing last week regarding the role of tax incentives in affordable housing, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress that the housing affordability crisis is far-reaching and will require action on several fronts, not just the tax arena. “The housing affordability crisis is the result of failing to […]

Dave Yoho Receives Congressional Gold Medal

May 27th, 2022

Dave Yoho, [DWM] columnist and blogger and founder of Dave Yoho Associates, received the Congressional Gold Medal during a special session of Congress on May 18. Yoho was honored in a video of that award ceremony commemorating Yoho and other Merchant Mariners. Yoho will also appear live on Memorial Day at the World War II […]

President Biden Announces New Actions to Ease the Burden of Housing Costs

May 20th, 2022

Earlier this week, President Biden released a “Housing Supply Action Plan to ease the burden of housing costs over time, by boosting the supply of quality housing in every community.” According to a press release on the White House press page, the goal of the plan is to close the housing supply gap within five […]

NAHB Members Send Letter to Biden Warning of Housing Crisis

Apr 29th, 2022

More than 10,000 National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico sent a letter to President Biden on April 27, the organization reports, calling on the White House to take immediate action as the growing housing affordability crisis is pushing the housing market to an inflection […]

American Jobs Plan Calls for $213 billion in Building and Retrofitting

Apr 19th, 2021

With an eye on U.S. infrastructure, environmental protection and competition with China, President Joe Biden debuted the American Jobs Plan in recent weeks, calling on Congress to place significant investments into rebuilding the U.S. economy. As the second part of a presidential agenda labeled “Build Back Better,” the plan focuses on job creation and improvements […]

Cohort Takes Another Stab at Getting Washington to Take Action on Lumber

Mar 16th, 2021

A cohort of construction-related organizations sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce secretary Gina Raimondo last week, urging Commerce to examine the supply chain for lumber. With lumber prices increasing by more than 180% since last spring, and prices for oriented strand board (OSB) nearly tripling, “We respectfully request that your office examine the […]

Congress Passes COVID Relief Bill, NAHB Weighs In

Dec 22nd, 2020

Congress passed a COVID relief bill late Monday and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) wasted no time in applauding these efforts. Chuck Fowke, NAHB chair and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., issued the following statement after Congress passed a $900 billion economic relief package. “NAHB commends congressional leaders for working together to […]

USGBC Hosts Panel Discussion on Climate and Energy Efficiency

Dec 16th, 2020

While many uncertainties surround what 2021 will bring, many feel certain that a Joe Biden presidency will bring renewed focus on energy efficiency and climate. To address what kinds of green building policies could be in store, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) hosted a panel discussion with Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), chair of the […]

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