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As the voice for lumber dealers on Capitol Hill, NLBMDA regularly submits letters and comments on industry related issues. Below you may find an archive of those documents. If you have questions, please contact Ben Gann at ben@dealer.org.

2019 Coalition Letters:

May 21 - Overtime Requirements - Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity 

April 29Qualified Improvement Property Coalition Urges Members of Congress to Cosponsor H.R. 1869_S. 803

February 27 – Americans For Free Trade White House Tariff Increase Delay Letter

February 22 – Tax Extenders Letter to Congressional Leaders

February 20  Death Tax Repeal Act Letter to Senator Thune and Congressman Jason Smith

February 19  Thank you letter to Congressmen Jason Smith and Sanford Bishop for introducing the Death Tax Repeal Act H.R.218. 

February 19  Thank you letter to Senator John Thune for introducing the Death Tax Repeal Act S.215. 

February 6  Infrastructure letter to Congressional Leaders 

January 9  Americans For Free Trade Welcome Letter to 116th Congress

2018 Coalition Letters:

July 17  – Stop the HIT letter to House Leadership

June 21  – Letter to the Office of Management and Budget urging the to reexamine EPA regulations.

March 2 –  letter regarding the concern about the breakdown in negotiations on a labor contract extension for US ports. 

November 13  – Tax Extenders Letter to Congressional Leaders

June 25 Letter to Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray regarding the re-authorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act

October 1 Coalition For A Democratic Workplace letter regarding the nomination of Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

November 27 – Americans For Free Trade letter to President Trump urging a to resolve the trade dispute with China

September 12 – Americans For Free Trade Coalition Creation Announcement

2017 Coalition Letters:

February 24  Letter to President Trump in support of Executive Order authorizing the next White House Conference on Small Business

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).