October 04, 2015

Government Relations News-in-Brief

Association News

The National Iranian American Council recently founded a 501 (c ) (4) called NIAC Action, which will direct lobbying activities to counter allegations that it’s run by the Iranian government. Additionally, NIAC action will lobby against pro-Israeli and conservative advocacy groups.

Fireworks manufacturers represented by the American Pyrotechnics Association recently urged President Obama to loosen restrictions on fireworks, despite 11 deaths and 10,000 injuries related to fireworks in 2014. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which regulates fireworks, cautioned the industry that regulations are unlikely to be lifted as long as those numbers remain high.

The National Council of Chain Restaurants has called on Congress to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires transportation fuel sold in the United States to contain a minimum amount of renewable fuels, such as corn ethanol. NCCR launched a coalition called Take RFS Off the Menu, which asserts that the standard will pass the increased cost on to American citizens.


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