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Podcast: What's in Store for 2023 and Beyond


On the latest episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin provide a recap of a successful 2023 International Builders' Show, an economic overview for the year ahead and insights into the 2024 presidential race.

They also provided an overview regarding NAHB's recent advocacy efforts surrounding the "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule, including NAHB Chairman Alicia Huey’s congressional testimony calling for "SCOTUS before WOTUS," and other important issues on the horizon, including rent control.

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