The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today endorsed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for re-election to the U.S. Senate.
“Sen. Graham has consistently demonstrated that he is a champion of housing and has pushed to advance policies that will help ease the nation’s housing affordability crisis, put families in homes, create jobs and spur economic growth,” said NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke, a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla.
Housing is important to local, state and national economies and accounts for about 15 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. NAHB believes in this critical election year that it is important to elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates to Congress to ensure that housing and the economy move forward.
“We are proud to endorse Senator Graham for re-election to the Senate because he supports efforts to remove regulatory barriers that are harming housing affordability and believes that small businesses are the engine that drives our economy,” said Fowke.
New home construction is an engine of job creation. On average workers from 22 fields are needed to build a home. Constructing 100 single-family homes creates nearly 300 full-time jobs and $11.1 million in fees and taxes for all levels of government to help fund schools, roads, police and firefighters.
ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country including the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.