Podcast: A Renewed Momentum on Housing Legislation

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On the latest episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the steps that can be taken by the Biden administration to promote the mission of residential construction, now that the entire cabinet is officially confirmed.

During the podcast, the co-hosts discuss Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown’s new, housing-focused direction for the committee, and the opportunities Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo and Housing and Urban Development Sec. Marcia Fudge can take to ensure housing remains a driving force of the national economy.

Plus, hear about NAHB’s efforts to launch the COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction, taking place the week of April 19. Visit nahb.org for more information and to take part in this important push for vaccinations in the home building industry.

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