Current Government Affairs Issues

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

HBA Reaches Out to Olathe Mayor Regarding Lengthy Plan Review Delays

Posted on October 13, 2017

In response to builders in Olathe, Kan., reporting significant delays during the plan review process, the HBA has contacted and met with city officials many times during the last few months to discuss solutions to this issue....

A Step Forward for Association Health Plans

Posted on October 13, 2017

President Trump has signed an executive order that would ease restrictions on association health plans and health reimbursement accounts to create more options for small businesses to provide health benefits to their employee...

Eliminate the Dust: Complying With the New Silica Standard

Posted on October 13, 2017

As NAHBNow has reported, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decreased the permissible levels of exposure to crystalline silica for construction. NAHB has told policy makers from the start that thi...

EPA Relaunches Smart Sectors Program to Collaborate with Industry

Posted on October 4, 2017

NAHB joined EPA officials in Washington on Oct. 4 as the agency relaunched its Smart Sectors program, a business community partnership to develop sensible regulations while protecting the environment and public health. Re...

Treasury to Withdraw Two Regs that Would Hinder Home Building

Posted on October 4, 2017

Two wins for reducing unnecessary roadblocks for home builders came out of the U.S. Department of the Treasury on Oct. 4 as it announced plans to withdraw two proposed regulations that NAHB has said would be costly and bu...

OSHA Announces 30-day ‘Good Faith’ Enforcement of New Silica Rule

Posted on September 21, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it will consider good-faith efforts by employers to comply with the new silica rule for the first 30 days following the start of enforcement on Satur...

HBA to Present Congressman Emanuel Cleaver with Defender of Housing Award on Sept. 18

Posted on September 15, 2017

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA) and the Builders Development Corporation (BDC) are pleased to partner in presenting Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) with the Defender of Housing Award, acknowl...

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...