Representation

Chapter Advocacy

NUCA of Virginia actively participates on the state and local level, giving your company the support it needs.

 

If you'd like to help, please contact NUCA of Virginia at christine@nuca.com to find out how.

National Advocacy

NUCA’s Washington team keeps an eye on Congress’ and the regulatory agencies’ activities, teams up with coalitions that serve our industry and the business community generally, and rallies support when a threat or an opportunity looms. Click on the button below to learn more about current issues, how to help, and donation information.

 

Virtual Washington Summit - September 23rd, 2020 REGISTER HERE

 

Capitol Insider - December 
116th Congress: Down to the Wire

 

  • Corps-Focused WRDA Passes House

  • Georgia U.S. Senate Race Heats Up

  • NUCA Government Affairs Committee Feb. 2021 Meeting

  • Government Funding Talks Continue as Shutdown Looms

  • Congress's 2020 Lame Duck Session

  • House Releases 2021 Calendar

  • Coronavirus Relief Legislation Negotiations

  • NUCA Capital Insider: Your Industry News Link To Capitol Hill

 

Corps-Focused WRDA Passes House

The House passed a pared-down Water Resources Development Act (WRDA, S. 1811) on a voice vote late in the evening of Dec. 8.

NUCA supported the bill, which focused almost exclusively on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects, but was disappointed that it did not include adequate resources for water and wastewater infrastructure projects elsewhere in the nation. NUCA sent a letter to House leadership pledging to pursue this additional needed funding in future legislation.

 

The Senate is expected to take up this bill as part of the massive FY2021 omnibus legislation funding the government. Read more.

 

Georgia U.S. Senate Race Heats Up

Two U.S. Senate run-off elections in Georgia remain neck-and-neck, with control of the Senate hanging in the balance. Incumbent Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler find themselves facing stiff challenges from Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, respectively. Democrats need to pick up both seats to gain Senate control. Both parties are devoting their full attention to the races – until Jan. 5, 2021, Georgia is the de facto center of the political universe. 

NUCA Government Affairs Committee:

Florida Beckons All Members For February Meeting

If you are passionate about NUCA's government affairs programs and politics, please make plans to attend the 2020 NUCA Convention & Exhibit in Naples, Florida, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. The Government Relations Committee will be meeting early in the morning to discuss NUCA's political agenda and priorities for 2021. 

 

The new Congress wants to move on infrastructure legislation, and NUCA's many funding goals will be part of that process. All NUCA members are welcome to attend the session.

 

To register for the Convention, start here.

Government Funding Talks Continue As Shutdown Looms In December

Funding for the Federal government is set to expire at midnight on Friday, Dec. 11 unless a spending deal is reached. Negotiations for a one-week continuing resolution to Dec. 18 appeared positive, and such an extension has passed the House, and right at press time, also passed the Senate now heading to President Trump for his signature.

 

However, disputes over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and lack of progress on stimulus checks have also threatened to force a shutdown. It is likely there will be funding of the government through Dec. 18, but a short-term shutdown after that date is still possible. Either way, Congress must take up additional negotiations to reach a government funding deal through the end of FY2021.

Congress's 2020 Lame-Duck Session: Now Until Dec. 18

The lame-duck session of this Congress continues well into December, and will most likely end Dec. 18 or even Dec. 19. Congress will be on its holiday break from Dec. 21 to Jan. 1.

 

The 116th Congress officially ends Jan. 3, 2021, at 11:59am. All pending legislation dies at the end of the session and must be reintroduced in the new Congress.

House Releases 2021 Calendar

The House released its 2021 calendar last week. There are 23 full weeks of floor votes scheduled, but that equates to 101 days for votes, and 59 more days available for committee hearings. The year's calendar also gives the House almost two full months off for summer recess (July 30 to Sept. 20).

 

The new 117th Congress begins Jan. 3, 2021. The Senate has yet to release its 2021 calendar. 

More here.

 

Coronavirus Relief Legislation Negotiations Continue

Congressional leadership in both houses and parties continue their negotiations on the final coronavirus relief legislation for the year, but both sides recognize that any deal will have to come in the week of Dec. 14th if it is to happen at all this year.

 

While considerable differences remain over items such as aid to states and local governments, liability protections for businesses and universities reopening during the pandemic, and whether to issue a second round of $1,200 direct payments to most Americans, Congressional leadership recognizes action is required to help American businesses and their employees.

 

While final action must take place before Congress leaves for the year on Dec. 18th, renewing soon-to-expire jobless benefits, providing a second round of “paycheck protection” subsidies, and funding to distribute COVID-19 vaccines are sure bets to be included in any deal.

More here.

NUCA Capital Insider: Your Industry News Link To Capitol Hill

Welcome to the fifth edition of the NUCA Capital Insider newsletter!

 

The complex work of NUCA’s governmental affairs program affects the business of every NUCA member.

 

Our influence on Capitol Hill and in the federal regulatory agencies is only possible through the strength of the association, and through our partnership with relevant business coalitions who share similar interests and concerns.

 

We hope you find its information demonstrating your NUCA membership investment directly working for you each day in Washington, D.C., looking out for your business’s interests. NUCA deeply appreciates your support.

NUCA’s Government Affairs office can be contacted at:
Office: 703-750-1326 Eben Wyman, Principal: eben@wymanassociates.net

Zack Perconti, Associate: zack@wymanassociates.net

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