Statement from NAHB Chairman Alicia Huey on House Passage of H.R. 1

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Stephanie Pagan
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Alicia Huey, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder and developer from Birmingham, Ala., today issued the following statement after the House passed the Lower Energy Costs Act (H.R. 1):

“House passage of the Lower Energy Costs Act will help housing affordability by repealing a section of the Inflation Reduction Act that provides $1 billion to pressure state and local governments to adopt costly and restrictive energy codes. While NAHB supports the adoption of cost-effective, modern energy codes, forcing the adoption of costly energy codes to qualify for these grants would raise housing costs and limit energy choices for consumers.”