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Representative Ralph Norman (SC-5) sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging them to include the manufactured housing energy standards limitation amendment he sponsored that was adopted by voice vote during House consideration of the Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water Appropriations bill will remain included in the Fiscal Year 2024 conference report.

“Manufactured housing is truly one of the best opportunities for helping families make the dream of home ownership a reality.” said Rep. Norman. “As a representative of South Carolina, a state with the largest proportion of manufactured housing in the country, I cannot allow ill-advised DOE energy standards to inappropriately threaten the affordability of these homes.”

Twenty-three House colleagues joined Rep. Norman in signing the letter, including Representatives Andy Barr (KY-6), Larry Bucshon, M.D.  (IN-8), Tim Burchett (TN-2), Byron Donalds (FL-19), Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-1), Jeff Duncan (SC-3), Scott Fitzgerald (WI-5), Mike Flood (NE-1), Lance Gooden (TX-5), Diana Harshbarger (TN-1), French Hill (AR-2), Michael V. Lawler (NY-17), Dan Meuser (PA-9), Mary E. Miller (IL-15), Alex X. Mooney (WV-2), Troy E. Nehls (TX-22), Andrew Ogles (TN-5), Bill Posey (FL-8), John Rose (TN-6), Pete Sessions (TX-17), Ann Wagner (MO-2), Randy K. Weber, Sr. (TX-14) and Rudy Yakym III (IN-2).

The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) appreciates the leadership of Representative Norman and the support of other House members to promote homeownership affordability for manufactured homes and to protect the 50-year framework under which HUD has exclusive jurisdiction over the establishment of strong safety and construction standards for manufactured homes, including with respect to energy efficiency. We strongly urge Congress to include this solution in the final spending package.

Thank you to all state associations who urged their representatives to sign this letter.

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