Regulatory Reform: changes are needed to bring greater transparency to the rulemaking process and take into account their impact on the regulated community, especially small businesses. Click here to read the issue brief.
Renewal of U.S. – Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement: Renewal of a Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) between the United States and Canada is needed to allow for the continued stable product supply of framing lumber for retailers, home builders and consumers. Click here to read the issue brief.
Innocent Sellers Fairness Act: Protect building material dealers, distributors, and other retailers from unwarranted product liability lawsuits. Visit NLBMDA’s Legislative Action Center to contact your Representative in support of H.R. 1118. Click here to read the issue brief.
Estate Tax Repeal: NLBMDA encourages members of Congress to cosponsor and pass the Death Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 631, S. 205), eliminating the estate tax and its impact on family-owned businesses. Click here to read the issue brief.
Timber Innovation Act: Introduced in the House and Senate (H.R. 1380, S. 538), the legislation promotes construction of taller wood buildings. Please visit the Timber Innovation website to learn more and send your lawmakers a message in support of taller wood buildings.
NLBMDA government relations staff periodically updates committees and the Board of Directors concerning ongoing advocacy efforts and public policy developments. Click here to view the most recent Issues Management Executive Report.
GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY GUIDE
A great way to connect with your Representative or Senators is to invite them at your lumber yard to talk about your business and how legislative and regulatory issues affects you and your employees. This kit includes:
Click here to view the NLBMDA Guide to Hosting Successful Congressional Lumber Yard Tours
NATIONAL POLICY AGENDA
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KBMA Annual Convention & Expo
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BMSA Summer Conference
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Orgill Fall Dealer Market
9/20/2017 » 9/22/2017
CSA 2017 Annual Conference & Expo
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FBMA Convention and Gulf Atlantic Building Products Expo
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