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The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) has released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2013, which will serve as a guideline for meetings with members of Congress and key administration officials on March 18 to 20.
"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,” said NLBMDA chair Chuck Bankston, president of Bankston Lumber in Barnesville, Ga. “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 in the fledging economic recovery."
As part of its 2013 mandate, the 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 positions on: housing and construction; tax and economic policy; legal reform and consumer protection; workforce policy; the environment, health and safety; product supply trade; energy policy; transportation policy; and highway safety.
NLBMDA's 2013 National Policy Agenda will be the focus of the organization’s Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. To read a copy of the agenda, click here.