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NCA Alert: WOTUS Blocked in 24 States

Yesterday, a federal judge in North Dakota temporarily enjoined the Biden Administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule from remaining in effect in 24 states. This latest decision comes after a judge in Texas prevented the rule from going into effect in Texas and

NCA Alert: Hospitality & Leisure Lead January Job Gains

The Department of Labor released its monthly jobs report this morning and announced that 517,000 jobs were filled in the month of January. Hospitality and Leisure led with 128,000 jobs. You can see the release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics here. Leisure and hospitality

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