Current Government Affairs Issues

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

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 ...

Productive Meetings During Missouri Legislative Day

Posted on February 21, 2017

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, HBA members and staff traveled to Jefferson City for Missouri Legislative Day, an annual trip to the capital to meet face-to-face with state legislators. The day provides an opportunity to maintain rela...

KCMO Mayor Sly James to Speak at Missouri North Area Council – Feb. 22

Posted on February 13, 2017

Don't miss this area council luncheon! Kansas City Mayor Sly James is going to discuss the $800 million G.O. bond package he is hoping voters will approve in April. The bond package is to be issued over 20 years in order to m...

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 Feb. 15 The annual HBA Missouri Legislative Day in Jefferson City will be Feb. 15. It will start with a meeting with HBA lobbyist Jewel Patek followed by Capitol visits in...

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...