Posts Tagged ‘ Congress ’

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 […]

NLBMDA Supports Paycheck Protection Program Extension

Jul 7th, 2020

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) went on record supporting the President Trump’s signing of legislation on Saturday, extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through August 8, 2020. After news of the extension dropped, the NLBDMA issued the following statement: “NLBMDA applauds Congress and President Trump for ensuring that small businesses will […]

NLBMDA Applauds Senate for COVID-19 Relief Bill

Mar 26th, 2020

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) recently issued a statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s passage of a $2 trillion relief package, which contains several programs to assist businesses, including the NLBMDA-backed Qualified Improvement Act (QIP) fix. “NLBMDA applauds the Senate for taking this important step to stabilize the U.S. economy and provide […]

WDMA Takes aim at Energy and Fair Trade in 2020

Feb 20th, 2020

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released its 2020 National Policy Agenda recently, calling on Congress and the White House to advance legislation and policies that officials say will help to extend a state of economic expansion. Chief among the association’s concerns are policies that promote energy efficiency and fair trade, while eliminating excessive […]

NLBMDA Voices Support for Affordable Housing Legislation

Jun 6th, 2019

Officials from the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) released a statement yesterday, applauding actions taken by a group of bipartisan legislators in both the House and Senate to reintroduce the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act. NLBMDA staff said the legislation would address the nation’s shortage of affordable housing by protecting, expanding and […]

NAHB Implores Congress to Reduce Multifamily Development Fees

Sep 6th, 2018

Yesterday, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress that excessive regulations are causing higher rent and reduced affordability for customers. Steve Lawson, chairman of The Lawson Companies based in Virginia, testified on behalf of the NAHB before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. He told the subcommittee that overregulation of […]

Congress Wants to Ease the Merger and Acquisition Process

Oct 26th, 2015

On September 30, the House Judiciary Committee approved the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules (SMARTER) Act, which seeks to streamline the rules governing how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) review proposed mergers and acquisitions. Currently, the FTC and the DOJ each can review planned mergers and […]

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