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NLBMDA: Fannie and Freddie Attracting First-Time Homebuyers

On December 8, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced programs allowing for a down payment requirement as low as 3% toward the purchase of...

NLBMDA: 2015 Policy Agenda

The focus for 2015 includes EPA’s Lead Rule, Innocent Sellers Fairness Act, Online Sales Tax and moreBY: BEN GANNNLBMDA has finalized its National Policy...

NLBMDA: Continued Focus on Grassroots Advocacy

Active, involved dealer members make a real difference.BY: BEN GANNAny lobbyist will tell you there are three basic components to a successful advocacy program:...

NLBMDA: The Midterm Elections and Control of Congress

Senate Democrats, who currently hold a 10-seat advantage over Republicans, are mostly playing defense this fall trying to keep their majority.BY: BEN GANNAccording to...

NLBMDA: Senate Explores Online Sales Tax Fairness

BY: BEN GANNIn May 2013, the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act (S.743) by a vote of 69 to 27. The legislation empowers states to...

NLBMDA: Focus On Expired Tax Incentives

Focus On Expired Tax Incentives.BY: BEN GANNAt the start of 2013, Congress appeared well-positioned to pass comprehensive tax reform for the first time since...

NLBMDA: EPA’s Lead RRP Rule Draws Record Fine

EPA’s Lead RRP Rule Draws Record FineBY: BEN GANNOn April 17, Lowe’s, the nation’s second-largest home improvement retail chain, reached a settlement agreement with...

NLBMDA: Conference Recap

On March 31 and April 1, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) held its annual Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference at the Hyatt...

NLBMDA: NLRB Reissues “Ambush Election” Rule

On February 6, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a new version of the “ambush election” rule.On February 6, the National Labor Relations...

NLBMDA: Congress Tackles Flood Insurance

In the coming months, both the House and Senate may consider legislation reforming the National Flood Insurance Program.In the coming months, both the House...

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