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NAHB Commends Biden's Infrastructure Plan

President Joe Biden unveiled a comprehensive $2 trillion infrastructure plan in late March that would address roads, bridges and address climate change, racial inequities raising corporate taxes and more.

OSHA Announces National Emphasis Program on COVID-19 Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) on COVID-19 worker safety, which will focus on increasing OSHA inspections and enforcement efforts at high-contact worksites.

Biden Administration Announces Changes to Paycheck Protection Program

Last week, the Biden administration announced several changes to the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program, including that small businesses with fewer than 20 employees have an exclusive two-week window to apply for PPP loans beginning Feb. 24 through March 9.

WDMA 2021 National Policy Agenda Outlines Policy Priorities

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released its 2021 WDMA National Policy Agenda, which outlines policy priorities for the window, door and skylight industry that will boost the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the vital U.S. manufacturing sector.

Trump Administration Lifts Reimposed Canadian Aluminum Tariffs

The Trump administration lifted the 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada, which had been reimposed in August, according to CBC.CA.

US Reinstates Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

President Trump reimposed a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from Canada, effective Aug. 16, reported Politico. Canada issued retaliatory tariffs that will go into effect Sept. 16, according to BBC.

Trump Strikes Deal with China

The Trump Administration reached a Phase One deal with Chinese officials regarding the trading relationship between the two countries. As a part of this deal, the U.S. will cancel a 15 percent tariff on additional goods imported from China that were expected to go into effect on Dec. 15.

WDMA Criticizes Decision to Reinstate Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Argentina and Brazil

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association strongly criticized President Trump’s announcement that his Administration will reinstate Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Argentina and Brazil, which had been previously excluded.

President Trump to Impose New 10% Tariff on Chinese Goods

The U.S. may levy a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion in Chinese goods beginning on Sept. 1, according to reporting by the Washington Post.