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Mar
3
Meryl Tiemann
NLRB Elections Rule
Health and Human Resources, Inside Washington
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On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced plans to move forward on its elections rule which would speed up the elections process in a unionizing campaign. Read more …

Mar
3
Meryl Tiemann
Small Business Lending Update
Economic Development, Inside Washington
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Last month, the Federal Reserve released their Quarterly Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices. Read more …

Mar
3
Meryl Tiemann
Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA)
Inside Washington
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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)

On Jan. 9, bipartisan leaders from both the House and Senate jointly introduced Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation that will put in place the necessary mechanisms and special procedures for the negotiation, consideration, and implementation of future trade agreements.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), ranking member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) came together and introduced the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 (H. R. 3830 and S. 1900) which will restore the president’s authority to negotiate trade deals by including strict requirements for Congressional consultations and access to information. TPA was last renewed in 2002 and expired in 2007. Read more …

Feb
10
Meryl Tiemann
Tax Reform Outlook Update
Inside Washington, Taxation
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The promise of a broad rewrite of the U.S. tax code is fading amid the politics of mid-term elections and the sheer challenge of cutting corporate and individual tax rates while maintaining government revenue. Read more …