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NCA Alert: Final WOTUS Rule Released

This morning, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. NCA will be analyzing the final rule and providing additional information to members in the coming days. You can see the EPA announcement here. The EPA based the final

A Conversation with Representative Cárdenas

Rep. Anthony Cárdenas(D-Calif.) was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013 for the 113th Congress (2013–2014) and has represented California’s 29th district since. Now in the 117th Congress (2021–2022), Rep. Cárdenas sits on the prestigious House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where

Teeing Up the Mid-term Elections

WaterCongress adjourned for its annual August recess period after a flurry of negotiations and successfully passed significant legislation including the so- called “Inflation Reduction Act,” which most would admit does little, if anything, to reduce inflation. While on the surface, it may seem the Inflation

NCA Alert: Independent Contractor Rule Released

Earlier today, the Department of Labor released a version of a proposed regulation that changes the process for determining when a worker can be classified as an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register on


AS A NATION, we’ve undergone numerous political and economic changes in the last three years. The House of Representatives and Senate flipped from Republican to Democratic control. The presidency flipped from Republican to Democratic. Our economy was effectively shut down due to a pandemic and

NCA Weighs in with Florida Appeals Court

IN JANUARY, the National Club Association (NCA) filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief supporting an NCAmember club appealing an unfavorable lower court ruling in Florida. The ruling would have had an enormous negative impact on all clubs in the state, and NCA