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Deep Energy Star Cuts Are Part of House Budget Bill

Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed an appropriations package that preserves the Energy Star program while slashing its budget for 2018. The collection of spending bills could wind up being part of the final federal budget for 2018. The … Continue reading

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Washington Takes Aim at Skilled Labor Concerns

The construction industry, particularly in specialty trades such as glass and glazing, has plenty of work on its plate. The question is whether it can continue to meet demand with a shortage in skilled labor and quality craft workers. Both … Continue reading

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House Votes to Delay Overtime Rule

Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act (H.R. 6094), which would delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Overtime Rule for six months. However, the Obama administration issued … Continue reading

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Senate Names Conferees for Comprehensive Energy Bill

The U.S. Senate voted 84-3 on Tuesday to form a conference committee with House lawmakers to iron out differences on competing energy bills. Seven senators were picked to work on the legislation. In late May, the House of Representatives selected 40 of its members … Continue reading

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House OKs Health Care Bill for Small Businesses

The House of Representatives recently approved the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (H.R. 5447), legislation pushed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), that would allow small-business owners to help their employees pay for health insurance. “The nation’s home … Continue reading

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