Current Government Affairs Issues

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

NAHB Members Testify before the U.S. Int’l Trade Commission on Softwood Lumber

Posted on September 15, 2017

Two NAHB members testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Sept. 12 as part of the ITC’s final hearing to determine whether U.S. lumber producers have been injured as a result of softwood lumber impo...

NAHB Commends Pamela Patenaude’s Confirmation as HUD Deputy Secretary

Posted on September 15, 2017

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Pamela Patenaude as deputy s...

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Immigration Reform

Posted on September 12, 2017

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced it would wind dow...

EPA Formally Withdraws National Post-Construction Rule

Posted on July 31, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that long-awaited federal regulations to require all developers to install stormwater management devices have been jettisoned. In response to NAHB comments, EPA tabled th...

NAHB Members Fan Out on Capitol Hill

Posted on June 16, 2017

More than 800 builders, remodelers and their trade partners from across the nation headed to Capitol Hill on June 14 for the annual NAHB Legislative Conference. In a day full of meetings with elected officials and their st...

NAHB Officers Hold Productive Talks with HUD Secretary Carson

Posted on June 16, 2017

In a broad agenda focusing on regulatory reform and housing affordability, NAHB senior officers today held productive talks with HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Topics covered included: The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard...

Overland Park Cul-de-Sacs in Danger of Disappearing Despite Popularity

Posted on June 9, 2017

Despite the enormous popularity of cul-de-sacs, a proposal by the City of Overland Park may reduce — or even eliminate — the creation of cul-de-sacs in new residential developments. What’s more, 73 percent of Overland P...

House Passes Bill to Ease Banking Regulations

Posted on June 9, 2017

The House yesterday passed legislation that would address challenging credit conditions that home builders and home buyers continue to experience as a result of strict regulatory restraints imposed following the 2008 fina...

2017 State Legislative Agendas

Posted on March 3, 2017

The Home Builders Association has adopted the policy positions and priorities it will hold during the 2017 Kansas and Missouri legislative sessions on behalf of the home building industry. These legislative objectives cover i...

NAHB Applauds Trump as WOTUS Rollback Begins

Posted on March 1, 2017

As NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald looked on, President Donald Trump today honored a campaign promise made to home builders and signed an executive order directing EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin the process of ...