March 01, 2015

Government Relations News-in-Brief

Association News

This past month, the American Gaming Association moved into a new office at 555 13th St. NW in Washington.

Several prominent associations that make up the More Time for Full Time coalition— including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Restaurant Association, National Retail Federation, and American Hotel & Lodging Association—sent a letter to Congressional leadership in support of raising the definition of a full-time work week back to 40 hours. Under the Affordable Care Act, employers must officer health insurance to any full-time employees, defined as employees working 30 or more hours per week. For the full letter, click here.

The National Association of Manufacturers recently announced a ten-city tour of manufacturing facilities and meetings with key stakeholders. CEO Jay Timmons will visit West Lafayette, Indiana; Montgomery, Alabama; Minneapolis; Detroit; Cleveland; Olympia and Spokane, Washington; Broomfield, Colorado; and Houston, Texas.

BSA | The Software Alliance recently made public its legislative goals for the 114th Congress. It’s focusing on patent reform, trade, immigration issues as they relate to international hires, and intellectual property, among other issues.

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