The NAHB Supports Legislation to Reduce Supply Chain Interruptions

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On its NAHBNow blog, the National Association of Home Builders said that it had submitted a letter to House MPs in support of legislation that would address “longstanding, systemic supply chain and port disruption issues for lumber and other building materials that have been raising construction costs and impacting housing affordability.”

According to NAHB, H.R. 4996, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021, is intended to move ships into and out of ports more quickly, as well as eliminate trade restrictions and challenges connected with transporting commodities to their final destination.

“These badly needed improvements will go a long way to ensuring needed building materials reach job sites across the country in a timely manner and as cost-effectively as possible,” said the NAHB letter to lawmakers.

“Your efforts will help ensure home builders have the tools and materials they need to make the American dream of homeownership a reality for all Americans.”

Owen is one of our main correspondents based out of New York.