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The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) will focus on burdensome regulations, job creation and the housing market in its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2012. The document, released Jan. 26., combines the common interests of the housing and the building materials industries to help bring about an economic recovery.
"It is essential that Congress focus not on election-year politics but on job creation and sound fiscal policies that will restore housing as the cornerstone of our national economy,” said Cally Fromme, NLBMDA chair and executive VP Zarsky Lumber in Victoria, Texas. “This common-sense, pro-growth National Policy Agenda is a legislative and regulatory plan that can and will put the building supply industry and our nation's economy back on the path to recovery."
The agenda includes the trade association’s positions on housing, legal reform, workforce policy, tax policy, product supply, transportation and energy. It will be distributed to members of Congress and key administration officials and will be used by NLBMDA members when they visit their Congressional members during the NLBMDA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference on March 5 to 7 in Washington, D.C.
To download the 16-page policy agenda, click here.