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LBMs Benefit Slightly from Stimulus Bill

The economic stimulus bill passed by Congress contains a number of provisions that lumberyards can cheer but it omits most of the big (and expensive) measures that the housing industry sought. Here's a look at what's in the bill. More

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The Year in Review

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association in 2008 worked tirelessly toward favorable action on industry priorities. NLBMDA lobbyists kept constant contact with legislators and staff on Capitol Hill and with coalition allies around Washington to advance the priority issues established by our Government Affairs Committee. Here is a summary of NLBMDA accomplishments. More

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Parties Showcase Agendas at Summer Conventions

The national political party conventions are just around the corner, with Democrats gathering in Denver Aug. 25-28 and the Republicans meeting in Minneapolis Sept. 1-4. While these are the official nomination proceedings of the presidential candidates, there is little suspense as to whom the nominees will be. These events have become tightly scripted and are often considered little more than an infomercial for the parties. However, they do provide an opportunity to learn more about the parties' platforms on issues that will affect the building supply industry for the next four to eight years. More

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