Posts Tagged ‘ Biden Administration ’

White House Points to Two Years of Building Stronger Supply Chains

Jun 21st, 2023

The Biden Administration released an update regarding the state of the building industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis that followed. Speaking specifically to the supply chain disruptions that ensued, the statement from the White House press room acknowledged that many American families were forced to navigate empty store shelves, […]

NAHB Urges Congress Take Action to Ease Housing Affordability Crisis

Jul 25th, 2022

At a Senate Finance Committee hearing last week regarding the role of tax incentives in affordable housing, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress that the housing affordability crisis is far-reaching and will require action on several fronts, not just the tax arena. “The housing affordability crisis is the result of failing to […]

NLBMDA Responds to Ambassador’s Senate Testimony on Softwood Lumber Negotiations

Jun 24th, 2022

Earlier this week, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testified at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies regarding the Biden Administration’s trade priorities for fiscal year 2023. During the hearing, Ambassador Tai stated that the Biden Administration was “open and interested” in negotiating a new […]

The Multi-Trillion Dollar Budget Reviewed: What it Means for Residential Construction and Fenestration

Apr 7th, 2022

The Biden Administration released the Budget of the U.S. Government for Fiscal Year 2023 last week. In about 150 pages, the budget details more than $5 trillion, and several departments are receiving portions of those funds to create more efficient and sustainable infrastructure and construction projects. The document requests that the Department of Energy allocate […]

NAHB Urges Swift Action on Canadian Lumber Pact Following UK Deal on Steel Tariffs

Mar 28th, 2022

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) is calling on the Biden administration to move immediately to negotiate a new softwood agreement with Canada that will end tariffs. The push comes after the administration announced that it had reached a deal with the United Kingdom to lift steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by former President Donald […]

NAHB Chairman Calls for Ending Lumber Tariffs, Boosting Output at White House Event

Mar 22nd, 2022

National Association of Homebuilders chairman Jerry Konter urged the Biden administration to increase domestic production of timber from federal lands and to work with Canada on a new softwood lumber agreement that will eliminate tariffs during a virtual White House listening session last week on resolving the lumber and building material supply chain crisis. “Historically […]

NLBMDA Meets with Biden Administration on Softwood Lumber Tariffs and Supply Chain Concerns

Dec 21st, 2021

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) met with senior officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce last week to discuss the Biden administration’s recent decision to double countervailing and antidumping duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports from 9% to 18% as well as ongoing supply chain concerns in the lumber market. After […]

Groups Meet with Biden Administration on Vaccine Mandate Concerns

Oct 19th, 2021

As the Biden Administration rolls out its proposal to require all employers with more than 100 employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested weekly, industry groups are meeting with the Administration, including the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). NLBMDA staff met with officials from […]

NLBMDA Participates in White House Supply Chain Summit

Jul 20th, 2021

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) participated in a summit organized by the White House and Biden administration last Friday to discuss ongoing concerns regarding lumber price volatility and home building material supply chain issues. The White House invited NLBMDA to participate in the summit as the representative of the lumber and […]

Change the Thermostat All You Want, Someone Will Always Be Unhappy

May 25th, 2021

For 15 years now, it seems, I’ve had a file on my desk labeled “Softwood Lumber.” Well, maybe not a crinkled up, over-stuffed, physical folder, but at least a collection of digital files and research. I say, “it seems,” because I’m speaking somewhat figuratively. Point being this topic has been part of my life and […]