Friday - September 30, 2022
Trade Associations

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from national and international trade associations influencing the debate on federal policies.

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USTelecom-The Broadband Association: Statement On Broadband Grant Tax Treatment Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (TNStalk) -- USTelecom-The Broadband Association issued the following statement on Sept. 29, 2022:

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U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), joined by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), introduced the Broadband Grant Tax Treatment Act (BGTTA) -- legislation to amend the Internal Revenue Code to ensure that funding directed for the implementation of broadband from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) will not be considered taxable ... Show Full Article

Transport Workers Union: The Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act Will Close Safety Loopholes, Return Union Jobs to the U.S.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (TNSgov) -- The Transport Workers Union of America issued the following news release on Sept. 29, 2022:

The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO - the largest union representing airline workers - has been fighting to end offshoring aircraft repair and overhaul.

Today, the TWU is proud and encouraged that the House voted 374-52 to pass the bipartisan Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act, (H.R. 7321, formerly known as the Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act) which will close the loopholes that incentivize airlines to move airline maintenance out of ... Show Full Article

The Surety & Fidelity Association of America and Coalition of Partners Encourage Lawmakers to Pass Water Resources Development Act of 2022
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (TNSgov)(TNScapv) -- The Surety and Fidelity Association of America issued the following news release and letter:

The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) as part of the Construction Industry Procurement Coalition, sent a letter strongly encouraging members of the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (WRDA) Conference Committee to pass the bipartisan WRDA bill. The WRDA Conference Committee is led by Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE) and Ranking Member Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) and House Committee on Transportation & ... Show Full Article

FDA Approves First ALS Treatment Funded By Ice Bucket Challenge
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (TNSgov) -- The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association issued the following news release on Sept. 29, 2022:

The ALS Association, the country's largest nonprofit committed to making ALS livable and finding a cure, today celebrated the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of AMX0035, a new treatment for people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease. The Association invested $2.2 million of funds raised through the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge into the development and trial of AMX0035, and led the years-long advocacy campaign ... Show Full Article

Business Roundtable Releases Resources For Employers To Reform Hiring And Advancement Practices To Emphasize Skills
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (TNSres) -- Business Roundtable issued the following news release on Sept. 29, 2022:

Business Roundtable today released a set of resources to help employers reform their hiring and advancement practices to emphasize the value of skills, rather than just degrees. Skills-based talent strategies are key to expanding jobs and economic opportunity to more Americans, including by increasing diversity and equity in employment. The resources, including company best practices, success stories and a "how-to" guide, were developed as part of the organization's Multiple Pathways Initiative ... Show Full Article

American Property Casualty Insurance Association: Analysis Supports Legislative Action Is Vital To Keep Auto Repair Costs Down
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (TNSrpt) -- The American Property Casualty Insurance Association issued the following news release:

The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) released the following statement supporting two recently released white papers focused on the impact of right to repair legislation in the auto industry.

The white paper "Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act, H.R. 6570," authored by Aaron Perzanowski, professor of law at the University of Michigan, emphasizes that restrictions to consumers choice of repair shops could increase the ... Show Full Article

American Council Of Life Insurers Appoints 2023 Chair And Board Of Directors
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (TNSper) -- The American Council of Life Insurers issued the following news release on Sept. 29, 2022:

The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) today elected its new Chair, officers and Board of Directors at the 2022 ACLI Annual Conference.

ACLI member companies help 90 million American families address their financial protection and retirement security needs. The Chair and Board of Directors lead the association and develop and advance federal and state policies that help all Americans access information and affordable tools for financial certainty and protection.

Andy ... Show Full Article