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NLBMDA Legislative Coalitions
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As the voice for lumber dealers on Capitol Hill, NLBMDA regularly partners with other organizations and participates in coalition. Below are a list of formal coalitions in which NLBDMA is actively involved. If you have questions regarding any of the coalition NLBMDA participates in, please contact Ben Gann at ben@dealer.org.

NLBMDA Activities:

American Alliance for Innovation

American High-Performance Buildings Coalition

Coalition for a Democratic Workplace

Coalition for Transportation Productivity

Coalition for Workplace Safety

Energy Efficiency Coalition

Family Business Coalition

Family Business Estate Tax Coalition

Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition

High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition

Hours of Service Coalition

Lacey Act Coalition

Marketplace Fairness Coalition

Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act Coalition

Small Business Legislative Council

Stop the Health Insurance Tax Coalition

2017 Coalition Letters:

February 6 –  Letter to Senate Leaders in support of the Regulatory Accountability Act

February 1 – Letter led by the National Association of Manufacturers to President Trump in support of greater investment in infrastructure

January 31 – Family Business Estate Tax Coalition letter to Reps. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA) in support of estate tax repeal

2016  Coalition Letters:

December 8 – Coalition for a Democratic Workplace letter to Vice President-elect Mike Pence asking the incoming Trump Administration to fill the two vacancies to the National Labor Relations Board

October 27 – Letter from the Stop the HIT coalition to House and Senate Leadership in support of extending relief to the Health Insurance Tax (HIT)

October 14 – Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity letter to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in support of the Overtime Review and Reform Act (S. 3464)

September 22 – Family Business Coalition letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in opposition to proposed changes to Section 2704 related to valuation discounts for estate, gift, and generation skipping taxes

September 22 – Coalition letter to House and Senate negotiators of a comprehensive energy bill in support of cost-effective building codes as part of a final agreement

September 20 – Coalition letter to House and Senate Leadership in support of tax extenders

September 20 – Letter to the House of Representatives in support of the Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act

September 12 – Letter to House leaders in support of the Timber Innovation Act

June 23 – Letter to House Small Business Committee supporting changes to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Overtime Rule proposal

June 20 – Letter to Chairmen Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ed Whitfield (R-KY) in support of cost-effective building codes

June 9 – Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity letter to House Education and Workforce Committee leaders in support of the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act

June 8 – Prior Approval Reform Coalition letter to House Appropriations Committee leaders in support of changes to the prior approval requirement

May 10 – Hours of Service (HOS) Coalition letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders in support of changes to the 34-hour restart requirement to the HOS rule

April 18 – Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity letter to Senators in support of the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act

February 29 – American Alliance for Innovation letter to the House and Senate supporting passage of a final TSCA reform bill

January 6, 2016 – Multi-industry letter to the House of Representatives in support of the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act (H.R. 712).