Current Government Affairs Issues

Stay current with the most recent and pressing issues affecting our industry.

Go vote! Kansas Municipal Elections are Nov. 5

Posted on October 28, 2019

Make your way to the polls on Nov. 5 for the Kansas General Election. Use your voice and support those who support you! Below are the candidates who were approved for a HBA PAC contribution. ...

KCHBA Participates in Roundtable with Federal Reserve Chairman

Posted on October 17, 2019

Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Jerome Powell was in Kansas City last week as part of his "Fed Listens" tour. Following the Fed Listens event, United States Senator Jerry Moran (KS) invited...

LSJ Features Summit Homes, Builder-Community Relationship

Posted on September 30, 2019

The Lee's Summit Journal recently wrote an article about the Fall Parade of Homes, highlighting Summit Homes and the strong relationship between Lee's Summit builders and city officials. “It’s a really great dialog...

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Housing Affordability

Posted on June 25, 2019

In a key victory for NAHB, President Trump put housing at the forefront of the national debate by signing an executive order that cites the need to cut costly regulations that are hampering the production of more affordable h...

OSHA’s Use of Drones: What Builders Need to Know

Posted on May 15, 2019

Over the last several years, the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems — commonly called drones — has grown exponentially. It is predicted that by the year 2021 commercial drone use in the United States will expand tenfold. Dr...

New EPA Guidance Says Groundwater Discharges Do Not Require Permits

Posted on May 13, 2019

EPA released interpretive guidance on April 16 to clarify whether groundwater pollution that eventually reaches federally regulated traditional navigable waters — e.g., seas, rivers, lakes — requires a permit under the Na...

Last Chance to Weigh in on WOTUS – Comments Due April 15

Posted on April 10, 2019

NAHB is urging members and HBAs to voice support for the proposed new definition for “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) by submitting comment letters to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps ...

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Ease Labor Shortages

Posted on March 15, 2019

Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) have introduced the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act, legislation that would help alleviate the worker shortage in the construction industry by establishing a ...

NAHB Highlights KCHBA in Article “BUILD-PAC Fundraisers Get Creative”

Posted on March 4, 2019

In a recent article about creative fundraising, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) highlighted KCHBA's cake decorating Build-PAC fundraiser at the Kansas City Culinary Center last spring. "Of the more than 10...

KCHBA Members Provide Comments During Public Hearing on WOTUS Rule

Posted on February 28, 2019

The Trump administration’s latest proposal to revise the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) definition has been well received by many throughout the industry. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps o...