For Immediate Release: January 25, 2012
Stephen Kendrick, (202) 367-2360
 NLBMDA Releases 2012 National Policy Agenda for the Building Supply Industry

[Washington, DC] - The National Lumber and Building Material Industry (NLBMDA) today released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2012. The document brings focus to the common interests of the industry and includes policy goals to revitalize our nation's housing and building industry.   


"With the House and Senate going into the final session of the 112th Congress, many are rightly focused on reviewing and eliminating burdensome regulations, and NLBMDA will do all we can to assist policymakers, as they pull off the wet blanket from our businesses, in order to bring about an economic recovery." said Cally Fromme, NLBMDA Chair and Executive Vice President of Zarsky Lumber in Victoria, Texas.  "It is essential that Congress focus not on election year politics but on job creation and sound fiscal policies that will restore housing as the cornerstone of our national economy. This common-sense, pro-growth National Policy Agenda is a legislative and regulatory plan that can and will put the building supply industry and our nation's economy back on the path to recovery." 


NLBMDA will continue to advance pro-business 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, legal reform, workforce policy, tax policy, product supply, transportation, and energy.  


NLBMDA's 2012 National Policy Agenda will be distributed to members of Congress and key Administrarion 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 5-7 in Washington, DC.


The NLBMDA 2012 National Policy Agenda can be downloaded here.

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) represents its members in the national public policy arena, with emphasis on efforts to 1) promote the industry and educate legislators and public policy personnel; and 2) assist legislative, regulatory, standard-setting and other government or private bodies in the development of laws, regulations and policies affecting lumber and building material dealers, its customers and suppliers. Founded in 1917, the association has over 6,000 members 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.