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Move to Double Lumber Tariffs is a Gut Punch to American Home Buyers, Home Owners, says NAHB

"With the nation in the midst of a housing affordability crisis, the Biden administration has moved to slap a huge, unwanted tax hike on American home buyers and renters by doubling the tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. This is the worst time to add needless housing costs onto the…

President Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill

President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Nov. 15. The legislation provides $550 billion in new funding for infrastructure projects over the next five years including roads, bridges, ports, rail, waterways, airports, public transit, broadband and…

Action on Supply Chain Bottlenecks, Tariffs Needed to Boost Housing Affordability, says NAHB

Testifying before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke told lawmakers that disruptions in the building materials supply chain that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic are having a disproportionate impact on smaller…

OSHA Issues Updated Guidance to Protect Workers from the Coronavirus

The updated guidance reflects developments in science and data, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated COVID-19 guidance issued July 27.

NAHB Supports Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders, issued the following statement today in support of the $1 trillion bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill.

WDMA Supports New Canadian Formaldehyde Regulations

While a thorough review of the annexed regulations is under way by WDMA staff and members of the WDMA National Architectural Door Council, the cursory review of the Rule appears to have satisfied most of the concerns raised by WDMA.

EPA Releases Proposed Energy Star Version 7.0 Specification

Last week EPA released its Energy Star Version 7.0 Residential Window, Door, and Skylight Draft 1 Specification for public review and comment. Comments are due Aug. 20, 2021.

NAHB Responds to White House Material Supply Chain Meeting

Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders, issued the following statement upon the conclusion of last week's White House meeting to discuss home building material supply chain issues.

NAHB Urges Congress to Enact Policies to Help Builders Boost Housing Production

National Association of Home Builders CEO Jerry Howard testified before Congress on July 14 and called on lawmakers to enact key policy proposals that will help home builders to expand the housing supply, reduce the housing deficit and improve housing affordability for all Americans.