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December 19, 2019

Thank you to everyone who reached out to their Senators in the last 24 hours. The biomass stove tax credit was passed by Congress earlier today, December 19, 2019. The President is expected to sign the bill tomorrow, which contains over 1,500 pages of funding measures.

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December 10, 2019

The sharp increase in local cities banning – or considering a ban of – natural gas in new homes has sparked tremendous interest in the 2020 Tom Pugh Government Affairs Academy (GAA), to be held in Washington, DC, on July 20–23, 2020. This program is designed to empower...

November 8, 2019

On Thursday, October 24th, nearly 30 HPBA members met with more than 60 congressional offices to promote changeout program legislation and biomass stove tax credit legislation.

For our HPBA members, this was their chance to talk with members of Congress and their staff...

September 30, 2019

Over the past few months, HPBA has received many questions from retailers and distributors about requirements under Step 2 of the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for Residential Wood Heaters (NSPS), set to go into effect on May 15, 2020. HPBA created a toolkit w...

September 20, 2019

With Congress returning to session this month, our main legislative priority will be building support for legislation that would establish a national changeout fund. Legislation has already been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Carper (D-DE) and Murkowski (R-A...

September 9, 2019

On September 3, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative acted on President Trump’s announcement of increased tariffs on products made in China by publishing a notice that tariffs on many products would increase from 25 percent to 30 percent starting on October 1, 2019. The...