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Gary Garczynski

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From the President: Passing the Torch

Although it seems like only a few weeks ago that I was sworn in as the NAHB's president, almost a year has passed since that proud day. No discussion of my year as NAHB president would be complete without a word of thanks to the other senior officers and NAHB members and staff who made it all possible. Read more

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From the President: Farms vs. Houses?

People want, and need, housing just as much as good schools, reliable transportation, green space, and a healthy environment. In fact, the United States exports roughly 20 percent of its agricultural output and has the capacity to grow substantially more crops than at present. Read more

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From the President: Click Often

The NAHB has moved and redesigned its Web site, now at www.nahb.org, and it is definitely worth a look. The NAHB has made it a priority to create and maintain a state-of-the-art Internet presence for the home building industry and housing consumers. Read more

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From the President: Insurance--Bad News Blues From the President: Insurance--Bad News Blues

Builders nationwide are finding that costs for general liability insurance are soaring.To help solve the problem, the NAHB is urging state legislatures across the country to work with builders to pass legislation that will ensure that builders have an opportunity to fix a problem before being hauled into court. The NAHB is working hard to see that it is addressed by state legislatures across the country and that they have the model tool they need to enact effective, meaningful legislation. Read more

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From the President: Streamline Permitting From the President: Streamline Permitting

Regulatory changes for wetlands development activities recently announced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) are disappointingly inadequate. And since they fail to provide a federal wetlands regulatory program with a streamlined permitting process, as mandated by Congress under the Clean Water Act (CWA)--and perpetuate other errors within the NWP program--the NAHB has determined that it has no choice but to continue to pursue the legal action against the Corps that it initiated in 2000. At their inception in the 1970s, NWPs were intended to be an efficient and effective mechanism for U.S. wetlands' regulation. Read more

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