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The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) represents its members in the national public policy arena, with emphasis on efforts to 1) promote the industry and educate legislators and public policy personnel; and 2) assist legislative, regulatory, standard-setting and other government or private bodies in the development of laws, regulations and policies affecting lumber and building material dealers, its customers and suppliers. Founded in 1917, the association has over 6,000 members operating single or multiple lumber yards and component plants serving homebuilders, subcontractors, general contractors, and consumers in the new construction, repair and remodeling of residential and light commercial. www.dealer.org.

 

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EPA Extends Recertification Deadline for Renovators Under EPA Lead Rule

Posted By Administration, Friday, April 10, 2015
Yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy signed a final rule to extend certifications for certain individual renovators (those who received initial certification prior to March 31, 2011) under the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. The extensions only apply to individual renovators who must get recertification training within the time frames explained below. They do not apply to firm certifications or individual renovators that need their initial certification. NLBMDA had strongly urged for an extension of the deadline. Read more.

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Legislation Vetoed Overturning Ambush Election Rule

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 02, 2015
[Washington, DC- 4/1/2015] - The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) expresses disappointment that President Obama has vetoed a resolution passed by both the Senate and House of Representatives invalidating the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) "Ambush Election" rule, which would shorten the time period between filing a Union representation petition and a Union representation election. If the rule takes effect, the time frame for a Union election could be reduced to as few as 14 days. Read more.

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Innocent Sellers Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congress

Posted By Administration, Friday, March 06, 2015

NLBMDA-Promoted Initiative Would Provide Liability Protection for Those that Only Sell Products

[Washington, DC- 3/6/2015] - Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives to protect dealers from unfair product liability lawsuits. The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauds Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) for his reintroduction of the NLBMDA-promoted "Innocent Sellers Fairness Act" (H.R. 1199) that would provide product liability protection to those businesses that merely sell products, and did not manufacture or install them. Read more

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NLBMDA Urges EPA to Allow Online Refresher Training for Renovators Under EPA Lead Rule

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 17, 2015
[Washington, DC- 2/17/2015] - In response to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to modify the refresher training requirements under the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is urging the agency to adopt the proposal to eliminate the requirement that refresher training for a certified renovator have a hands-on component. NLBMDA supports the proposed change as certified renovators already have prior hands-on training and continue to perform hands-on work as a regular part of their job. Read more.

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Sign Up to Receive the Political Action Committee Newsletter

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 30, 2015

The Lumber Dealers Political Action Committee (LuDPAC), the political action committee of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), wants to share with you the political activities that are done on behalf of the industry. However, federal election law requires that we have your written permission before we can send you our LuDPAC monthly newsletter with information on the candidates we support, successful meetings between politicians and NLBMDA members, who in Congress is voting for our bills, and critical updates from the NLBMDA Government Relations team on issues affecting the LBM Industry. Read more

Click here to sign up.

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NLBMDA Releases 2015 National Policy Agenda

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 23, 2015
[Washington, DC- 1/23/15] - The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) today released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2015. The document brings focus to the common interests of the industry and includes policy goals for continued growth in our nation's housing and building industry. Read more.

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NLBMDA Opposes President Obama's Proposal to Increase Taxes on Investments and Estates

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 21, 2015
[Washington, DC- 1/21/15] - The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) opposes the proposal announced last night by President Barack Obama during the State of the Union address that would increase the top capital gains tax rate and increase the taxes paid on inherited capital. Read more

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Registration Open for 2015 NLBMDA Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 04, 2014

Registration is now open for NLBMDA's Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference which will take place from March 23-25, 2015 at the Renaissance DuPont Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The LuDPAC fundraising luncheon speaker on Monday, March 23 will be Margaret Hoover, a CNN Political Contributor and Best-Selling Author. This is a special ticketed event. Read more

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Ten Reasons to Attend the ProDealer Industry Summit

Posted By NLBMDA, Wednesday, November 12, 2014
[September 4, 2014] We are excited to welcome dealers from across the country to the ProDealer Industry Summit at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California from October 28-30. If you are attending, or if you're still thinking about registering, check out ten top reasons you should look forward to this exclusive three day industry summit. Read the Top Ten Reasons to Attend!

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Set Up a Congressional Visit!

Posted By NLBMDA, Wednesday, November 12, 2014

NLBMDA wants to give you the tools you need to engage your elected officials during their campaigns as members of the House and Senate return to their districts/states.

Click here for all the materials you need to set up a great visit and helpful talking points.

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