NLBMDA issues 2019 policy agenda

NLBMDA looks to ensure that housing remains cornerstone of strong economy.

BY HBSDealer Staff

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) has issued its legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2019.

Topics range from construction and housing to fleet safety and transportation. The association also noted that its upcoming Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference is set for April.

The Washington, D.C.-based NLBMDA issued the following statement regarding its 2019 agenda:

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) today 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 continues to engage lawmakers and regulators on public policy issues to ensure housing remains the cornerstone of a strong economy,” said NLBMDA Chair Bob Sanford, President of Sanford & Hawley in Unionville, Connecticut. “The 2019 NLBMDA National Policy Agenda lays out a broad set of principles that encourages a resolution to trade disputes, prioritizes housing affordability, and reduces regulatory burdens.”

NLBMDA is working with Congress and the Trump Administration to advance common-sense proposals that will help small businesses and the many multi-generational family-owned businesses in the lumber and building material industry. The National Policy Agenda includes positions on the following: housing & construction; tax & economic policy; legal reform & consumer protection; workforce policy; environment, health, & safety; product supply & trade; energy; transportation; and fleet safety.

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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