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Internet Tax Fairness Gains Momentum In a recent NAED member survey, 87% of respondents said they believed online sellers enjoyed an unfair price advantage due to sales tax collection laws.4/14/2014
Pushing Back on Aggressive Regulators NAED filed comments opposing the latest attempt by the National Labor Relations Bureau (NLRB) to rewrite rules governing unionization elections to disadvantage employers – the so-called “ambush elections” strategy. 4/14/2014
Act Now to Save LIFO If you’ve been following our updates, you already know that president Obama and Senate Democrats have introduced fiscal plans that call for repealing LIFO. 4/14/2014
Your Support Needed to Renew EPACT 179D Now is the time to push Congress to renew CBTD/179D in its original or expanded form4/3/2014
Opportunity to Extend Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction Distributors were disappointed when Congress failed to renew and extend The Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (CBTD, EPACT or 179D) at the end of 20133/25/2014
Issue Alert: Marketplace Fairness Act Though it has taken a while, the House of Representatives should be holding hearings on the Marketplace Fairness Act in March. Now is a great time to contact your representative to encourage them to support this measure that would level the playing field between online retailers and brick and mortar stores. Act now.3/12/2014
Spotlight Legislation: Protecting LIFO We need to act now to protect LIFO because even if they don’t pass tax reform this year it is easier to keep something out of a bill before it is introduced than it is to get it removed once it’s included in the bill. 1/10/2014
Plan Now to Attend the 2014 Congressional Fly-In It’s not too early to start planning on participating in the next Congressional Fly-in scheduled for September 9-10 in Washington, D.C.1/10/2014
Health Reform Wrap-Up The end of 2013 left a lot of open questions for employers that are important to understand.1/10/2014
Spotlight Legislation: Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction In the recent chaos of the budget and debt ceiling standoffs of the past weeks in Washington, it’s been easy to forget all the other legislation that Congress should address before the end of the year. One important tax incentive, the Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (CBTD), is about to expire at the end of 2013, unless Congress renews it. 10/18/2013
Successful Day on The Hill at NAED's Congressional Fly-In NAED held its third annual Congressional Fly-In in Washington D.C. on September 10 and 11. With over 100 meetings held with elected officials on the Hill.10/18/2013
Marketplace Fairness Act Moving Forward (New Video) October 2013 Video of the Month10/18/2013
The Government Action Center Has a New Look We’re pleased to announce that the Government Action Center has a new look and new features. 10/18/2013
Renew and Enhance Energy Efficiency Incentives (New Video) NAED's newest video.9/18/2013
Health Care Regulatory Update: New Employer Obligation Takes Effect on October 1, 2013 The Affordable Care Act's requirement that employees notify their employees of the healthy coverage options available to them in the new Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchanges) goes into effect on October 1, 2013.9/5/2013
Now Is the Time to Schedule a Facility Visit with Your Legislators Congress will begin its August “work period” on August 5 – this means all legislators will head back to their home districts for a month. So now is the perfect time to schedule a visit for your elected official to tour your facility.7/17/2013
Register Today for Our Annual Event on Capitol Hill NAED's Congressional Fly-In, September 10-11, Washington, D.C.7/17/2013
U.S. Senator VIsits United Electric Supply We are excited for the steps United Electric has taken to position their company as a resource for the Senator and his staff on these issues. Visits like these show members of Congress how the legislation they enact affects businesses in their own communities every day. 7/17/2013
NAED Supports the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013 Legislation could put an end to punitive tax7/2/2013
NAED Announces Support for Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) today announced their support of the Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC). 5/10/2013
Proposed Federal Budgets and Electrical Distributors The House, Senate, and President Obama have all presented budget “blueprints” this year. The House passed Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget plan on March 21, and the Senate passed a plan presented by Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) on March 22.4/23/2013
Spotlight Legislation: Metal Theft Prevention Act NAED last month announced its support for the Metal Theft Prevention Act, a bill intended to reduce metal (including copper) theft, partly by making it more difficult for thieves to sell their metal at scrap yards. The Act was introduced on February 27, 2013 in both the House and Senate.4/23/2013
Writing Letters to the Editor and Op-Eds Writing a message for the “letters to the editor” section of your local newspaper, or writing an article for the newspaper’s opinion page are great ways to express your stance on an issue to your elected officials. 4/23/2013
Save the Date: NAED Congressional Fly In 2013 Save the Date: NAED Congressional Fly In 20134/23/2013
Issue Alert: Senate Passes Marketplace Fairness Amendment The Senate on Friday passed an amendment to the fiscal year 2014 Senate Budget Resolution to implement S. 336, the Marketplace Fairness Act. 3/27/2013
Issue Alert: New Legal Advisory on the SEC's Final Rule on Conflict Materials The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued its final rule regarding conflict materials (tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold).3/15/2013
Spotlight Legislation - Fiscal Cliff Despite a looming $560 billion mix of spending cuts and tax hikes (known collectively as the “fiscal cliff”) scheduled to go into law at the end of the year, policymakers and congressional staff tell us not to expect any “grand bargain” on taxes prior to the election. 9/6/2012
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