Legislative

In a letter sent to President Obama on Friday, 23 Senators called for any new softwood lumber agreement with Canada to protect U.S. timber jobs and communities.

The Steering Committee of the National Framers Council (NFC) were in Washington, DC, last week promoting the organization’s mission to develop and implement best practices.

An ordinance that would ban the use of vinyl siding for new and remodeled housing in neighborhood residential zones 1, 2 and 3 was tabled following a long discussion at the Covington City Council.

A coalition of 21 states filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday in federal court in Texas demanding the court stop the department from promulgating its new overtime rule.

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski struck the gavel Thursday morning to start a House-Senate conference committee she hopes will result in the first major federal energy legislation in nearly a decade.

Sens. Jack Reed and James Inhofe sent a letter to the USTR urging him to take into account the interests of domestic lumber consumers as talks progress with Canada on a new softwood lumber agreement.

The EPA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on its new Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals to advise the EPA on risk assessments and TSCA implementation. 

The House of Representatives recently passed a bill that will stop energy code costs from increasing significantly, according to a post from the NAHB.

This article reviews nearly $5 million in fines and two lawsuits the U.S. Department of Labor is pursuing against eight construction and logistics employers who violated the new employment rules in place.

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing in late September to discuss the mergers of Dow Chemical Co and Dupont Co as well as China National Chemical Corp's purchase of Syngenta AG.