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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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Take Action - Ask Your Congressmen to Cosponsor and Approve the Health Insurance Tax Relief Act

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, May 8, 2019

NLBMDA urges its members to take action by contacting their Representative and Senators and asking them to cosponsor and approve the Health Insurance Tax Relief Act (H.R. 1398, S. 172). The legislation delays the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) on fully insured health care plans for 2020 and 2021.

Click here to read the complete legislative alert.

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NLBMDA Announces ProDealer Industry Summit 2019

Posted By Kiersten Kochanowski, Wednesday, May 8, 2019
NLBMDA is excited to announce its return to The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado this fall! Make sure to mark your calendars for October 8 - 10 to enjoy picturesque mountain views, luxurious accommodations and an engaging, innovative conference.
 
The ProDealer Industry Summit is an exclusive three-day educational and networking forum designed to promote the growth of lumber & building products industry. LBM dealers will benefit from sharing insights and best practices from leaders in the industry in a relaxed format that encourages networking and personal interaction.
 
For more details on the conference and hotel reservations, visit our website ProDealer.com.

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Lumber Talks Promotes National Ladder Safety Month

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 18, 2019

Listen to Lumber Talks, NLBMDA's public policy podcast, newest episode in support of National Ladder Safety Month! "Steps to Ensuring Ladder Safety" educates listeners on ladder safety in the workplace. Jonathan Paine, NLBMDA President & CEO, is joined by Mike Van Bree, a proud member of the American Ladder Institute (ALI), to discuss ladder use best practices, training programs, and safety resources. Tune in on our website here. Our podcast series is also available on StitcherAnchorSoundCloudiTunes and Google Play. Check it out today!

 

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NLBMDA Applauds House Introduction of Bill Delaying the Health Insurance Tax

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 18, 2019

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauds action taken on Wednesday, February 27 by Reps. Ami Bera (D-CA), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Kenny Marchant (R-TX), and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) to introduce the Health Insurance Tax Relief Act (H.R. 1398, S. 172), which would delay the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) through 2021 and help lower health insurance premiums for small businesses.

“The HIT disportianately hurts small businesses who want to invest in the health and well-being of their employees,” said Jonathan Paine, President and CEO of NLBMDA. “NLBMDA is working on behalf of lumber dealers to help lower the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance.”

Click here to read the complete press release.


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2019 Legislative Conference to Discuss U.S. Trade Policy and USMCA

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Join us from April 1 - 3, 2019 in Washington, D.C. for NLBMDA's Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference. This conference includes many opportunities to learn about key issues affecting the lumber and building material industry from Washington policy experts and political commentators. Ken Monahan, Director of International Economic Affairs Policy for the National Association of Manufacturers will analyze U.S. trade policy, identify the key decision makers, discuss the current state of play, and determine the possible effects of these changes to long-standing trade policy.

Click here for more information on this Featured Policy Session.

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NLBMDA Supports Congressional Action Providing Relief from ELD Compliance

Posted By Administration, Thursday, March 21, 2019
  
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) supports action taken this week by Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Greg Gianforte (R-MT) to introduce the Small Carrier Electronic Device and Exemption Act (H.R. 1697), which would exempt businesses that operate 10 or fewer commercial trucks from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) requirement.
 
“NLBMDA recognizes Reps. Peterson and Gianforte for their leadership in reducing regulatory red tape for small businesses operating commercial trucks,” said Jonathan Paine, NLBMDA President & CEO. “Passage of the legislation is a priority for the Association in the 116 th Congress.”
 

To read the complete press release, click here.

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NLBMDA Releases 2019 National Policy Agenda

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 12, 2019
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2019. The document brings focus to the common interests of the lumber and building industry and includes public policy goals for the continued success and growth of the nation's housing and building sector.
 
NLBMDA's 2019 National Policy Agenda is being 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 April 1-3 in Washington, D.C.
 
NLBMDA’s 2019 National Policy Agenda can be downloaded here

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NLBMDA Releases 2018 Year in Review

Posted By Administration, Friday, March 8, 2019

As the new year begins, NLBMDA has taken the opportunity to look back on last year's most notable highlights in the 2018 Year in Review. Thanks to your support, there's a lot to be celebrated! Make sure to share the complete review with your colleagues. 

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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on January 24 that it has issued a final rule that eliminated the requirement for businesses with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information for OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) to the Agency each year. OSHA states that the final rule will allow the Agency to improve enforcement targeting and compliance assistance, protect worker privacy and safety, and decrease burden on employers. The rule takes effect on February 25, 2019.

Collection of calendar year 2018 information for OSHA Form 300A is currently underway. The deadline for electronic submissions is March 2, 2019. For more information on current requirements and to submit your company’s data, click here.To determine whether your business must still submit information, read the complete advocacy alert here.

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NLBMDA Chairman Sanford Encourages Strong Attendance at the Spring Meeting ​

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 21, 2019
The midterm elections shifted the political landscape in Washington with Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and Republicans keeping control of the Senate. With divided government in 2019, both parties are mapping out their legislative agendas on issues such as housing, infrastructure, taxes, and trade policy.
 
With so much at stake, and so many opportunities to advance our issues, we invite you to join us for our annual Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.

To read the complete message, click here.

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