Current Government Affairs Issues

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

Kansas Legislative Day

Posted on January 27, 2017

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, KCHBA and other members of the Kansas Building Industry Association (KBIA) gathered in Topeka for Kansas Legislative Day. The afternoon was spent visiting legislators from in and around Johnson County a...

Missouri Legislative Day

Posted on January 26, 2017

Be the Voice of the Housing Industry in Jeff City on March 6. The annual HBA Missouri Legislative Day in Jefferson City will be March 6. Participating in legislative day is one of the best ways that members can directly conn...

NAHB Opposes HUD’s Proposed Flood Rule

Posted on January 6, 2017

On Dec. 27, NAHB filed comments opposing HUD’s planned implementation of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS). As NAHB previously reported, it believes the proposed rule is substantially flawed and should be w...

NAHB Legislative Conference Returns June 14

Posted on January 6, 2017

Put June 14 in your “Dates Not to be Missed” file: That’s the day that NAHB members visit their congressional delegations on Capitol Hill to discuss and advocate for issues of vital interest to the home building ind...

OSHA Finalizes New Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

Posted on December 9, 2016

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that updates its 44-year- old general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standard, created to better protect workers from slip, trip and f...

More Voters Leads to Better Codes

Posted on December 9, 2016

Fire sprinkler mandates will stay in the International Residential Code, but builders and developers will see other construction cost savings after more than 162,000 votes were cast for 577 proposals on the ballot for the Int...

NAHB Commends Trump EPA Nominee

Posted on December 8, 2016

NAHB Chairman Ed Brady issued the following statement on President-elect Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “NAHB commen...

Marker Released for Flood Insurance Reauthorization in 2017

Posted on December 8, 2016

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, on Dec. 6 released a set of principles regarding reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NF...

Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rule

Posted on November 28, 2016

In a victory for NAHB, a federal judge in Texas on Nov. 22 granted a preliminary injunction to delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. The rule, which was scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, would ...

Missouri Election Wrap Up

Posted on November 22, 2016

Missouri Republicans swept all major down ballot races in the General Election, meaning they will control both the executive and legislative branches of the state government.  Within the legislature, they will hold strong su...