[Washington, DC] - The National Lumber and Building Material Industry (NLBMDA) today released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2013. The document brings focus to the common interests of the industry and includes policy goals to revitalize our nation's housing and building industry.
"Our industry was hit hard by the recession, but our members have rebounded with lessons about what needs to be done to set the housing industry on the path to economic growth. We need policymakers to focus on eliminating unnecessary regulatory burdens, creating sound fiscal policies, and reforming our tax code in a way that will aid in the fledging economic recovery," said NLBMDA Chair Chuck Bankston, President of Bankston Lumber in Barnesville, Ga. "The 2013 NLBMDA National Policy Agenda outlines what our vital small businesses need to boost employment and get our country back on track."
NLBMDA will continue to advance pro-growth 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; the environment, health, & safety; product supply & trade; energy policy; transportation policy; and highway safety.
NLBMDA's 2013 National Policy Agenda will be distributed to members of Congress and key Administration officials and will be used by NLBMDA members when they visit their members of Congress during the NLBMDA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference
on March 18-20 in Washington, D.C.