For Immediate Release: February 10, 2017
Contact: Ben Gann, (202) 367-1169
 
NLBMDA Releases 2017 National Policy Agenda
 
[Washington, DC] -  The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) today released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2017. The document brings focus to the common interests of the industry and includes policy goals for continued growth in the nation's housing and building industry.

"Lumber and building material dealers continue to play an important role in furthering America's economic growth as part of the building supply chain and residential housing sector," said NLBMDA Chair George W. Lester II, Chairman and CEO of The Lester Group in Martinsville, Virginia. "The 2017 NLBMDA National Policy Agenda provides a common-sense, pro-business framework that eliminates unnecessary regulatory burdens, and promotes sound fiscal policies needed for sustained economic expansion".

NLBMDA is working with the new Congress and Trump Administration to advance policies that will strengthen small businesses and protect the many multi-generational family-owned businesses in the industry. The association's agenda includes our industry's positions on: housing & construction; tax & economic policy; legal reform & consumer protection; workforce policy; environment, health, & safety; product supply & trade; energy; transportation; and highway safety.

NLBMDA's 2017 National Policy Agenda will be distributed to members of Congress and key Administration officials and will be used by NLBMDA members when they visit their members of Congress during the NLBMDA  Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference  on March 27-29 in Washington, D.C.
 
NLBMDA's 2017 National Policy Agenda can be downloaded here.

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The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) represents its members in the national public policy arena. Founded in 1917, the association represents over 6,000 member locations operating single or multiple lumber yards and component plants serving homebuilders, subcontractors, general contractors, and consumers in the new construction, repair and remodeling of residential and light commercial.  www.dealer.org.