Commerce Secretary Promises to Act on Lumber Prices (

Biden Administration appointee Gina Raimondo pledged to address the historically high cost of lumber in the U.S.

New U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told a House Appropriations subcommittee last week she and her office planned to prioritize reducing the historic and prohibitively high cost of lumber in the U.S. “I promise you I will,” she said.

High lumber prices were a frequent topic of conversation during the subcommittee meeting, which saw several lawmakers advocating for action.

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