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Washington Weekly Update 4-15-24

Overtime Rule Clears White House Review The White House Office of Management and Budget completed its review of the Department of Labor’s overtime rule. This is the final step in the rulemaking process before a final rule is released. The proposed rule would update exemption thresholds for overtime

Washington Weekly Update 4-8-24

Situation Awareness The House and Senate return to Washington, D.C., this week just in time for the beginning of the 2024 Masters Tournament. While Capitol Hill is a far cry from Augusta National, there is a familiar sense of growing anticipation in the air throughout

NCA Alert: DOL Releases Final “Walkaround” OSHA Inspection Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a final rule amending its “Representatives of Employers and Employees” regulation to clarify that employees can authorize a third-party employee representative to accompany an OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) during

Washington Weekly Update 3-18-24

Situation Awareness Both the House and Senate are in Washington, D.C. this week to complete work on the second set of fiscal year 2024 spending bills. Lawmakers have until Friday evening to pass a broad package that incorporates six separate measures. Currently, disagreements on immigration

Washington Weekly Update 3-11-24

Situation AwarenessThe House and Senate return to Washington, D.C., this week after passing the first “minibus” appropriations bill on Friday night, sending the bill to the President’s desk to be signed into law before their midnight deadline. Appropriators in both chambers will continue their work

Washington Weekly Update 3-4-24

Situation AwarenessCongress averted a partial government shutdown last week after striking an eleventh-hour agreement on a short-term spending measure that would further push back spending deadlines for all 12 appropriations bills. Appropriators will now have until March 8 to complete their work on the Agriculture-FDA,

Washington Weekly Update 2-26-24

Situational AwarenessThe House and Senate are both in session this week. During the next several days, lawmakers will rush to finalize a short-term spending deal to avert a partial government shutdown on Friday evening. In January, top leaders on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees

Washington Weekly Update 2-12-24

Situational AwarenessHouse and Senate are both in-session this week. The House is set to vote on H.R. 7023, the Creating Confidence in Clean Water Permitting Act, which consists of five stand-alone bills that aim to reform water and pesticide permitting. One such bill directs the Biden administration

Washington Weekly Update 2-5-24

Situational AwarenessBoth the House and Senate are on Capitol Hill this week. In the Senate, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) will seek to kick-start consideration of a national security supplemental that pairs new assistance to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan to border security and immigration reform

Washington Weekly Update 1-29-24

Situational AwarenessBoth the House of Representatives and Senate return to Capitol Hill this week. The House is scheduled to consider legislation on public safety and restrictions on migration, including a bill that would make acts related to Social Security fraud a ground for deportation. House