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National Policy Agenda

NLBMDA Releases 2017 National Policy Agenda

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) has released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2017. The document brings focus to the common interests of the industry and includes policy goals for continued growth in the nation's housing and building industry.

"Lumber and building material dealers continue to play an important role in furthering America's economic growth as part of the building supply chain and residential housing sector," said NLBMDA Chair George W. Lester II, Chairman and CEO of The Lester Group in Martinsville, Virginia. "The 2017 NLBMDA National Policy Agenda provides a common-sense, pro-business framework that eliminates unnecessary regulatory burdens, and promotes sound fiscal policies needed for sustained economic expansion".

NLBMDA is working with the new Congress and Trump Administration to advance policies that will strengthen small businesses and protect the many multi-generational family-owned businesses in the industry. The association's agenda includes our industry's positions on: housing & construction; tax & economic policy; legal reform & consumer protection; workforce policy; environment, health, & safety; product supply & trade; energy; transportation; and highway safety.

Click here to download the National Policy Agenda