Urge your senators to co-sponsor S. 2148, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012

On March 1, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced S. 2148, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012. This legislation improves the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule (RRP) which has hampered remodelers with burdensome compliance costs that are inevitably passed on to their clients.

NAHB is asking members and HBAs to urge your senators to co-sponsor S. 2148, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012, by writing them at www.capitolconnect.com/BuilderLink

Read the full lead paint Builder Alert.

Bring Your Friends & Family to the Polls on Tuesday

HBAR is asking for your support for candidate Steve Elswick.

It may sound obvious, but I really need you to come to the polls and vote. The experts are predicting a very low turnout for the elections on Tuesday. That means that relatively few citizens may determine the course of our county for the next four years, all based on their getting out to vote.

Let’s be those citizens that steer the course! Please think of your family and friends who live in Matoaca and encourage them to get out on Tuesday. Offer to drive, carpool, or whatever it takes to get them to vote. I also hope when they get to the polls that you will encourage them to vote for me.

I pledge to you that I will lead ethically and honestly in the tough years ahead, something that has been lacking in Matoaca leadership for the last few years. I will always be ready to listen to your concerns and my door will always be open. I will always work for your best interests. Always.

Please think about those you can help get out the vote this weekend, and let’s all make a difference next Tuesday!


Steve Elswick

Vote November 8th for Homes

HBAR Releases 2011 Local Endorsements!

VoteWhy is voting for these candidates so important? Welll, let us tell you why:

In his Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln called democracy “government of the people, by the people and for the people.” It means that we are not here to serve our government, but that our government is here to serve us — and we have the right to decide who will represent us and how we want to be represented. It means that we have one of the greatest rights any free people can have: the right to vote.

I’m writing you today to remind everyone of the importance of voting and to get your support to encourage anyone involved in the building industry to vote in the upcoming elections on November 8th.

A vote from you, your family, friends, colleagues, employees, partners, etc will make a difference. Voting is a way to hold our local elected officials accountable for the decisions they make. The housing industry is under attack and we need to help elect public officials that will support our industry. Protect your job, your home, and your family.

Vote for Homes on November 8th!

David Owen

M. Craig Toalson
Executive Vice President