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2021: The Legislative Year in Review

December 1st, 2021
After throwing out the legislative playbook just weeks into 2020 due to the pandemic, it was back to full steam ahead for our advocacy goals this year. And 2021 was not for the weary in Washington. The year began with...

President Biden Appoints Two Key Leadership Roles at HUD and SBA

January 4th, 2022
President Joe Biden appointed the following individuals to serve in key regional leadership roles at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Small Business Administration (SBA): Jason Pu, HUD Regional Administrator, Region 9 Edward “Ted” James, SBA...

Biden Administration Funding to Address Home Energy Costs

January 10th, 2022
The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced a state-by-state breakdown of funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Funded by the American Rescue Plan, it will help states, localities and tribes address home energy costs this winter. The Administration...

White House Announces Framework for Spending Bill

October 28th, 2021
“Compromise is not a dirty word.” That was the refrain from President Joe Biden and his administration as Democrats sought a deal on a massive spending package meant to address everything from the oppressive burden of child care to crumbling...

Infrastructure Bill Passes, Moving Democratic Agenda Forward

November 8th, 2021
The winding, unpredictable process of the two large spending bills Democrats have made their priority in Washington made enormous progress last Friday night as the House passed the narrower $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, potentially bringing closer a final resolution...

As Real Estate Changes, NAR’s Shannon McGahn Is Always Trying to Stay a Step Ahead

November 16th, 2021
Real estate is a dynamic industry and one that’s only true constant is change. This has been evident to anyone who’s been following the industry since at least The Great Recession. And certainly the pandemic has reinforced that idea. The...

House Passes ‘Build Back Better’ In Big Step for Landmark Bill

November 22nd, 2021
The approximately $1.75 trillion “Build Back Better Act,” which dedicates unprecedented funding for a broad swath of social programs including housing, passed the House last Friday, despite stiff opposition from Republicans. The passage inches the bill forward, even as its...

Commerce Department Moves to Double Lumber Tariffs, NAHB Responds

November 29th, 2021
The U.S. Commerce Department moved forward with an administrative review to double the tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. from 9% to 17.9%. Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), issued the following statement...

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