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Senate Tax Reform Bill Passes with Changes to the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Posted By Nicolette Strobing, Monday, December 4, 2017

[Washington DC] – Early Saturday morning, the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) by a vote of 51 to 49.The tax reform bill makes several changes to the tax code, including to the mortgage interest deduction (MID).The House of Representatives passed their tax reform plan in November, which proposed more onerous provisions for home ownership incentives. Learn more.

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WDMA Remains Concerned with Tax Bill Weakening the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Posted By Nicolette Strobing, Thursday, November 16, 2017

[Washington, DC] -  The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is expressing continued concern with the tax reform bill passed earlier today by the House of Representatives, particularly the provisions affecting home ownership.  While some provisions would be positive steps towards a pro-growth economy, limiting the mortgage interest deduction (MID) and its applicability could be detrimental to businesses, middle-class families and the overall economy. Read more.

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WDMA Opposes Tax Reform Changes Weakening Mortgage Interest Deduction

Posted By Nicolette Strobing, Thursday, November 2, 2017
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WDMA Applauds House Passage of Sue and Settle Bill

Posted By Nicolette Strobing, Thursday, October 26, 2017
[Washington, DC] -  The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is applauding the House of Representatives for passing the Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017 (HR 469).  Sponsored by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), this WDMA-backed legislation codifies reforms to the process used by regulatory agencies known as "sue and settle", which was used in 2010 to remove the opt-out provision of the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP).  WDMA members advocated for this bill's passage during the 2017 Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, which passed the House 234-187. Learn more.

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WDMA Applauds EPA for Reforming "Sue and Settle" Procedures

Posted By Nicolette Strobing, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
[Washington, DC] -  The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is applauding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for a directive making needed reforms to the way EPA enters into settlement agreements.  Commonly known as "sue and settle," the process allowed the agency and the party that filed the legal challenge to agree in principle on the terms of a consent decree or settlement before the public had the opportunity to review the terms of the agreement.  This was process that was used in 2010 that led to the removal of the "opt-out" provision of the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP).  WDMA strongly opposed its removal.
 

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WDMA Applauds Connecticut Legislature for Declining to Override Veto of Window Warranty Bill

Posted By Nicolette Strobing, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is applauding the Connecticut General Assembly for declining to consider an override of the recent veto by Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) of harmful legislation affecting consumer warranties for windows, roofing, and siding at a veto session yesterday in Hartford.  The bill is now dead for 2017.

Please click here to view WDMA's full release

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WDMA Hosts Successful Legislative Conference

Posted By Nicolette Strobing, Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) hosted its 2017 Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference from March 27-29. In addition to WDMA members meeting with congressional offices on Capitol Hill, other highlights of the meeting included an in-depth political analysis from political commentator and author Matt Lewis, speeches at the Washington Briefing Breakfast by Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), and a congressional reception in the Rayburn Congressional Office Building. 

Please click here to view WDMA's full press release. 

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WDMA Announces New Leadership Team

Posted By Administration, Monday, April 17, 2017
was installed today at the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, the WDMA Board of Directors elected Phil Donaldson of Andersen Corporation as the association's 2017-2019 chairman. Donaldson replaces outgoing Chairman Al Babiuk of Loewen Windows.
"WDMA has a long history of effectiveness representing the interests of the window, door and skylight industry through public policy advocacy, industry promotion, and member participation and engagement. In recent years WDMA has strengthened its influence and effectiveness as the recognized industry expert in key policy-making arenas impacting our industry. WDMA programs advance and elevate the perceived value of high performance and high quality windows, doors and skylights among key audiences including builders, architects, dealers and consumers," said Donaldson.  "In today's legislative and regulatory environment, WDMA's industry-leading capabilities are more important than ever in carrying the voice of its members to all constituents. It is a privilege to serve WDMA and our fellow members."

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WDMA Releases 2017 National Policy Agenda

Posted By Administration, Monday, April 17, 2017
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released today a comprehensive advocacy agenda for 2017, which outlines important policy priorities for the window, door, and skylight industry that will boost the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the vital U.S. manufacturing sector.
 
"Window, door and skylight manufacturers are vital to the residential housing sector and a robust economy.  Washington has the opportunity to advance pro-growth policies that will spur job creation and mitigate the effects of costly regulations that unnecessarily burden manufacturers," said WDMA Chair Al Babiuk, CEO of Loewen Windows.  "This document will guide policymakers to support policies that promote energy efficiency, eliminate unnecessary regulations, and achieve smart tax policy that spurs economic growth for 2017 and beyond."


Click here to view WDMA's full press release and to access the Policy Agenda. 

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NWDA to Merge Operations with WDMA

Posted By WDMA, Monday, April 17, 2017

The Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA) has agreed to merge operations with the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), with the members of NWDA becoming members of the newly formed WDMA-Northeast.  Under the new structure, WDMA-Northeast members will continue to receive the same benefits as they did with NWDA, including regular regional meetings, as well as certain services from WDMA, such as legislative, regulatory and code representation, issue briefs and alerts, access to technical experts and participation in WDMA conferences.

"WDMA is excited that NWDA will be joined with WDMA to better serve window, door and skylight manufacturers and their suppliers," said Al Babiuk, WDMA Chairman and CEO of Loewen Windows. "By merging associations we will have a stronger voice to promote, protect and advance the interests of the industry at the national level and in the Northeast."

Please click here to review WDMA's full press release on the merger. 

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