Washington, DC - The National Lumber and Building Material Industry (NLBMDA) today released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2014. The 2014 National Policy Agenda brings focus to the common interests of the industry and includes policy goals to revitalize our nation's housing and building industry.

"Our industry was hit hard by the recession, but our members have rebounded with lessons about what needs to be done to set the housing industry on the path to economic growth. We need policymakers to focus on eliminating unnecessary regulatory burdens, creating sound fiscal policies, and reforming our tax code in a way that will aid the economic recovery," said NLBMDA Chair Chris Yenrick, President of Smith Phillips Building Supply in Winston-Salem, N.C. "The 2014 NLBMDA National Policy Agenda outlines what our vital small businesses need to boost employment and get our country back on track."

NLBMDA will continue to advance pro-growth policies that will strengthen small businesses and protect the many multi-generational family-owned businesses in the industry. The association's agenda includes the industry's positions on: housing & construction policy; tax & economic policy; legal reform & consumer protection; workforce policy; the environment, health, & safety; product supply & trade; energy policy; transportation policy; and highway safety.

NLBMDA's 2014 National Policy Agenda will be 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 taking place March 31 - April 2 in Washington, D.C.

The NLBMDA 2014 National Policy Agenda can be downloaded here.

 

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.

Source: National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association

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