Current Government Affairs Issues

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Vote for Housing on Nov. 8

Posted on November 1, 2016

The importance of the General Election on November 8 cannot be overstated. Below is a list of candidates that have received campaign support from the HBA-PAC during the election process. When you visit the polls, make sure y...

NAHB Endorses Senator Roy Blunt

Posted on November 1, 2016

HBA members and friends gathered on Oct. 26 to announce NAHB’s endorsement of Missouri Senator Roy Blunt.  Despite a long history of not endorsing congressional candidates, NAHB broke with tradition this year to recog...

ICC Code Hearings Held in Kansas City

Posted on November 1, 2016

The 2016 ICC Annual Conference and Group B Public Comment Hearings took place in Kansas City from October 16-25 at Bartle Hall.  The conference featured a Building Safety & Design Expo, education sessions, and drone cla...

Eric Greitens Visits the HBA

Posted on November 1, 2016

Missouri gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens visited the HBA on Oct. 20 to meet with members and discuss his ongoing campaign.  Greitens also spoke about his proposals for reforming the culture in Jefferson City and imp...

HBA Political Forecast Breakfast: Insights into the State Races

Posted on November 1, 2016

The HBA’s political action committee, HBA-PAC, hosted a Political Forecast Breakfast on Oct. 12 at Milburn Country Club.  Two prominent and well respected political journalists - Martin Hawver and Dave Helling -- focused p...

OSHA Extends Anti-Retaliation Enforcement Deadline

Posted on October 26, 2016

Enforcement of the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s anti-retaliation provisions in its injury and illness tracking rule has been delayed until Dec. 1. According to a notice issued by the agency, the...

Clock is Ticking as Implementation of Overtime Rule Draws Closer

Posted on October 19, 2016

With the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule to double the overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $47,476 set to take effect on Dec. 1, more than 400 business groups are seeking congressional action to postpone implem...

NAHB Endorses Missouri Lawmakers for Congress

Posted on October 18, 2016

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced its endorsement of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II for re-election to Congress as well as six Republican lawmakers from Missouri for re-election to the U.S. House of Rep...

OSHA Seeks Feedback on Revisions to Recordkeeping & Construction Standards

Posted on October 18, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed revisions to its existing record-keeping and construction standards as part of the agency’s Standards Improvement Project (SIP). The goal of the ...

A Closer Look at the FOMC September Meeting – How Low Can It Go?

Posted on October 13, 2016

Three dissents, all preferring an increase in the federal funds rate at the September meeting, focused on the same core argument: the current level of the unemployment rate signals a tight labor market that will persist for s...