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Canada begins appealing duties in softwood lumber dispute

Tensions continue to escalate in the softwood lumber dispute between the United States and Canada following actions taken by the two countries in November...

Reset begins for overtime pay eligibility

On Aug. 31, a federal district court permanently invalidated changes made to the Overtime Rule under President Obama. This follows a Nov. 22, 2016,...

Protecting the mortgage interest deduction as part of tax reform

This fall the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress are working on a major overhaul of the tax code. It would be a...

Busy fall ahead for Congress

When congress returns to Washington in September following the five-week summer break, they will have a full agenda that includes increasing the debt ceiling,...

Plan Now for New Electronic Logging Devices Requirements

On June 12, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which represents independent truck drivers and small trucking...

Department of Labor Rescinds Several Obama-Era Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) notified a U.S. federal circuit court on June 2 that it intends to rescind the “persuader” rule, and...

NLBMDA Congress and White House Tackle Regulatory Reform

Bemoaning regulatory overreach during the Obama administration, congressional Republicans and the Trump administration have worked quickly to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on businesses. President...

NLBMDA Monitoring U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Dispute

This month, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) may make a countervailing duty order adding additional fees to the cost of softwood lumber...

NLBMDA Members Prepare for Capitol Hill Visits

NLMBDA will be hosting the 2017 Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, March 27–29, 2017, at the Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C. As part...

Tax Reform Talk Heats Up Inside the Beltway

As talk heats up in Washington, D.C. on the items that are part of President Donald Trump’s agenda, there appears to be interest in...

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