Legislative

NAHB supports H.R. 8 to make energy codes more cost-effective and prevent the Department of Energy (DOE) from lobbying the code process.

AWC urges the House to retain its version of the energy language in any final energy efficiency legislation that is approved by the U.S. Congress and sent to the President for his signature.

Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 8). This bill contains harmful building energy codes language that a large number of other professional societies and nonprofit stakeholder organizations oppose.

A federal judge in Florida ruled last week against the manufacturer of Ryobi table saws in a case related to flesh-sensing technology.

In a way only he could, on Wednesday night former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien kicked off the 21st annual Canadian-American Business Council summit with a 13-minute speech that drew a lot of laughs.

OSHA is in the final stages of a ruling that will allow them to create a public database of workplace injuries and illness, which is scheduled for March completion.

The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments to determine if a general contractor was a "seller" under Chapter 82 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code and entitled to indemnification from the manufacturer of an allegedly defective roof truss. 

In relation to the ongoing Canada/U.S. softwood lumber debate, Zoltan Van Heyninegen, the executive director of the U.S. Lumber Coalition, says that the main problem lies in how the American and Canadian governments award timber contracts.

With little chance of a broad energy legislation making it to the Senate floor this year, energy efficiency lobbyists and the authors of the energy efficiency bill are quietly looking for ways to move their narrower measure forward.

The AWC has launched a legislative scorecard to track federal legislators’ votes and bill sponsorship on public policies affecting the use and manufacture of wood products.