NATaT Submits Proposals for Broadband Deployment to Senior Staff on Capitol Hill. NATaT Broadband Legislative and Policy Recommendations
NATaT Board of Directors Provides 2017 Federal Priorities to the White House
On March 16, President Donald J. Trump released a broad 62-page outline of his Administration’s proposals for a portion of the spending side of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 federal budget, entitled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again. Find NATaT’s analysis here.
Congressmen Dave Reichert (R-WA) and John Larson (D-CT) re-introduced the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act (VRIPA). A NATaT priority, VRIPA is a bipartisan bill that would provide a tax exemption on the benefits volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel receive from their communities. Find a joint press release announcing the bill’s introduction here.
NATaT releases template letters for its members to send to Capitol Hill in support of tax-exempt municipal bonds. Municipal Bond Template Letter to U.S. Senators Municipal Bond Template Letter for U.S. Representatives
At its December board meeting, the NATaT Board thanked outgoing President Matt DeTemple for his six-year service on the Board’s executive committee. David Sanko (PSATS) was elected President, Bryan Smith (TOI) was elected Vice President, and Gerry Geist (NYAOT) joined the executive committee as Secretary/Treasurer.
NATaT releases memo on major legislation to watch in the 115th Congress.
NATaT signs onto letter to President Trump on the importance of maintaining an office of rural affairs at the White House.
NATaT releases the combined 2017 Congressional calendar for both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Click directly on the calendar to link to a printable version.
Judge blocks Obama overtime rule, putting it in jeopardy BY TIM DEVANEY AND LYDIA WHEELER – 11/22/16 05:57 PM EST The Labor Department’s contentious overtime rule was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Texas, putting one of President Obama’s top regulatory initiatives in jeopardy. In a 20-page order, Texas U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant issued a[…]