Posts Tagged ‘ legislation ’

WDMA Opposes Legislation Related to New Role for DOE

Mar 17th, 2020

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) recently issued a notice to its members urging them to act in opposition on an energy savings legislation act. According to the association, the Senate is considering amendments to the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 2137), which was introduced by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman […]

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 […]

H.B. 879 Tackles Faulty Materials and Building Contracts in Pennsylvania

Apr 2nd, 2019

On first glance, Pennsylvania House Bill 879 doesn’t appear to have much impact on the fenestration industry. With legislation, however, there tends to be ripple effects, so those who make or sell door and windows products are well advised to tune into any proposal pertaining to “notification of defective or faulty building material[s] or product[s].” […]

Revised Energy Bill Passes House, Heads to Conference Committee

May 29th, 2016

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amended version of the comprehensive energy bill that the Senate passed in April. It now goes to a joint congressional conference committee, where differences will be resolved to ensure that President Obama signs it. House Republicans replaced the bipartisan Senate bill with one that the Obama administration has pledged to veto. It was approved by a 241-178 vote. The revised House […]

U.S. House of Representatives Approves Bill to Allow Time Off for Overtime

May 10th, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill this week that would allow private-sector employees to trade in overtime hours for unpaid time off. The intention of H.R. 1406 is “to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector,” according to the legislation. In essence, […]

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