GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS – UPDATE OCTOBER 20, 2017

Dawn Caldwell Head of Government Affairs at Aurora Cooperative Government Affairs Update October 20, 2017   Two topics have been at the forefront the past several weeks – Renewable fuels and Section 199 within our current tax code. RENEWABLE FUELS Aurora Cooperative CEO, Chris Vincent, penned an excellent op-ed supporting bio-fuels. If you haven’t seenContinue reading GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS – UPDATE OCTOBER 20, 2017

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS – UPDATE SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Dawn Caldwell Head of Government Affairs at Aurora Cooperative While the media focuses on relations with North Korea, another likely failing chance at repealing the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare), and very unfortunate natural disasters, there are glimpses of progress being made in our nation’s Capital. The Senate Ag Committee held nomination hearings for both StephenContinue reading GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS – UPDATE SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS – UPDATE SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

DAWN CALDWELL HEAD OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS FEDERAL ISSUES Trade – Two rounds of NAFTA renegotiation meetings are completed. A large number of issues have been tabled, including the desire for expanded use of U.S.-made materials in automobiles and other products and disagreements about the mechanisms for resolving trade disputes and whether steps should be takenContinue reading GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS – UPDATE SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS – UPDATE JULY 17, 2017

Dawn Caldwell Head of Government Affairs Federal Issues WOTUS-repeal measures move ahead. Two House spending bills targeting the Obama-era “waters of the U.S.” rule are closer to becoming law. The House Appropriations Committee approved its fiscal 2018 energy and water spending bill last Wednesday, and the House Appropriations subcommittee responsible for funding the EPA sentContinue reading GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS – UPDATE JULY 17, 2017

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS – WEEK OF JUNE 9, 2017

Federal Issues Proposed Budget Seeks Slight Cuts For OSHA; Reflects Changed Priorities “The White House says the budget proposal places a priority on helping protect American workers and helping employers understand and comply with worker protection laws by putting an emphasis on compliance assistance and outreach.” Analysis by the law firm Conn Maciel Carey suggestsContinue reading GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS – WEEK OF JUNE 9, 2017