Current Government Affairs Issues

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

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...

Kansas Election Wrap Up

Posted on November 22, 2016

Earlier this year, Kansas observed a record number of incumbent legislators ousted by moderate candidates in the primary election.  Most of those moderate Republicans and a handful of new Democrats were then officially voted...

Businesses be Ready: Overtime Rule Kicks in Dec. 1

Posted on November 16, 2016

Small home building firms and other businesses need to be prepared as the Department of Labor’s final rule to double the overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $47,476 will take effect on Dec. 1. It is uncertain what the ...

HUD Proposes Expanded Floodplain Rules for FHA-Financed Loans

Posted on November 4, 2016

HUD has proposed new floodplain development rules that threaten access to FHA financing for single- and multifamily builders and rely on floodplain maps that haven’t been drawn yet. For nearly 40 years, federal floodplai...

NAHB Challenges Flawed WOTUS Rule

Posted on November 4, 2016

NAHB and its industry partners today presented their first brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that challenges the Waters of the U.S. rule. “The Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay of the Wate...

Distribute This Guide for Better Building Code Votes

Posted on November 4, 2016

The dust is clearing after a week-long marathon of building and energy code votes in Kansas City, Mo., when building officials, product manufacturers, civil engineers and even a few home builders testified on nearly 2,000...

EPA to Begin Surveying Remodelers, Contractors About Lead

Posted on November 4, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon begin surveying a select group of remodelers and other contractors, as well as property managers and lessors of public and commercial buildings regarding lead-safe work ...