Category : NLBMDA

NLBMDA Prepares for 2016 Legislative Conference

March 14, 2016

On April 19, National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) members will be on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., to meet with lawmakers and highlight the issues affecting dealers. … Read More

Year-End Legislation Provides Good News for Lumber Dealers

February 24, 2016

On December 18, Congress completed action, and President Obama signed bipartisan legislation (H.R. 2029), that funds the federal government through September 30, 2016 and extends dozens of expired tax incentives. … Read More

NLBMDA Finalizes 2016 National Policy Agenda

January 26, 2016

NLBMDA has finalized its National Policy Agenda for 2016, and plans to continue working with Congress on legal reform, revising provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and stopping the … Read More

Coalitions Help Advance NLBMDA’s Public Policy Agenda

December 8, 2015

NLBMDA actively works on many public policy issues that affect lumber dealers. However, with a small government relations staff and a constantly changing legislative and regulatory landscape, NLBMDA regularly partners … Read More

Major Impact Expected from Proposed Overtime Rule

November 3, 2015

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed increasing the salary levels required for being exempt from overtime rules regarding pay and benefits. As proposed, the rule would more than double … Read More

NLBMDA: Congress Back Again Looking to Extend Expired Tax Incentives

September 29, 2015

Last December, Congress approved, and President Obama signed, an extension of over 50 tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013. Although the extension of the incentives was retroactive … Read More

NLBMDA: Congressional Actions Target Commercial Trucks Regulator

August 25, 2015

This summer, Congress has been targeting the actions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which regulates commercial trucking. In June, the House of Representatives approved the Transportation, Housing … Read More

NLBMDA: ‘WOTUS’ Rule = Bad News for Home Building

July 28, 2015

On May 27, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) released the final version of a rule revising the definition of “waters of the … Read More

NLBMDA: Congress Renews Push to Repeal Estate Tax

June 23, 2015

On April 16, the House of Representatives voted 240 to 179 to approve the Death Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 1105), which would permanently repeal the estate tax and the generation-skipping … Read More

NLBMDA: NLBMDA Legislative Conference Highlights

May 12, 2015

On March 23 and 24, NLBMDA held its annual Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference at the Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C.