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- House committee approves tax reform bill. The House Committee on Ways and Means approved the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), the most comprehensive reform of the tax code in 31 years.
- Senate Republicans release tax reform bill. Senate Republicans released their version of a tax reform bill, which contains significant differences from the House bill.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) begins full enforcement of the silica regulation. Although contractors are now subject to full enforcement, NRCA continues efforts to seek potential modifications to the rule.
- OSHA may revise its online reporting regulation. With a possible Dec. 1 deadline looming, the agency is still considering revising the requirements of its electronic reporting regulation.
- FedEx executive to head OSHA. Scott Mugno, vice president of safety at FedEx and a friend of NRCA, will bring a new focus to safety policy as assistant secretary of labor for OSHA.
- Legal Workforce Act approved by House committee. The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill requiring all employers to use the federal E-Verify program.
- Agricultural guestworker bill approved by House committee. The House Judiciary Committee approved legislation to establish a new “H-2C” visa program designed to meet the workforce needs of the agriculture industry.
- Senate approves new general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The approval of Peter Robb to serve as NRLB’s general counsel could pave the way for significant changes in federal labor policy.
- Employers face potential tax liability under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The IRS is sending notices to some employers regarding tax liability under the ACA employer mandate for 2015.
- Inaugural Roofing Day in D.C. planned for March. Save the date for NRCA’s inaugural Roofing Day in D.C. March 6-7, 2018, when the roofing industry will deliver its message to Capitol Hill like never before.