Current Government Affairs Issues

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

Senate Tax Reform Bill: Better for Affordable Housing

Posted on November 14, 2017

The Senate tax reform legislation represents a much better deal for multifamily developers and members of the affordable housing community. Late Thursday night, the Senate Finance Committee released its tax reform prop...

2018 ICC Code Adoption Kits Now Available

Posted on November 9, 2017

As states and jurisdictions prepare to upgrade to the latest building and energy codes released by the International Code Council (ICC), NAHB has already prepared resources so HBAs can suggest cost-effective changes to im...

NAHB Prepares Tax Reform Offensive

Posted on October 30, 2017

NAHB continues to decry the House of Representatives’ rejection of a home ownership tax credit that would include both mortgage interest and property taxes to benefit up to 37 million additional home owners, and has served ...

NAHB Opposes Tax Reform Plan

Posted on October 30, 2017

NAHB has come out in official opposition to the House Republican tax reform legislation to be unveiled Nov. 1. The sudden shift came after the House leadership unexpectedly informed NAHB CEO Jerry Howard that a meaningful h...

NAHB’s Strategy in the Tax Reform Debate

Posted on October 26, 2017

NAHB is working hard to ensure our industry’s priorities are addressed as the tax reform debate unfolds on Capitol Hill. While the framework put forth by President Trump and Republican congressional leaders keeps the mortga...

NAHB Members Tell Federal Regulators How to Define WOTUS

Posted on October 26, 2017

As part of a series of outreach meetings held by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, NAHB members Jim McCulley and Jerry Passman joined other small businesses this morning at EPA headquarters ...

OSHA Issues Interim Guidance for Inspectors as Silica Rule Goes Into Full Effect

Posted on October 23, 2017

Full implementation of the new silica rule began today, Oct. 23, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has now issued additional “interim” enforcement guidance for regional OSHA administrators. A fi...

HBA Reaches Out to Olathe Mayor Regarding Lengthy Plan Review Delays

Posted on October 13, 2017

In response to builders in Olathe, Kan., reporting significant delays during the plan review process, the HBA has contacted and met with city officials many times during the last few months to discuss solutions to this issue....

A Step Forward for Association Health Plans

Posted on October 13, 2017

President Trump has signed an executive order that would ease restrictions on association health plans and health reimbursement accounts to create more options for small businesses to provide health benefits to their employee...

Eliminate the Dust: Complying With the New Silica Standard

Posted on October 13, 2017

As NAHBNow has reported, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decreased the permissible levels of exposure to crystalline silica for construction. NAHB has told policy makers from the start that thi...