Grow the Vote
Let your voice be heard at GrowtheVote.org.
The NPTA Alliance has partnered with the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) to provide our members with current information on issues before the U.S. Congress that affect our industry. This customized advocacy site allows you to get involved and stay informed. Grow the Vote is designed to guide NPTA members on politics and important issues that impact the forest products industry.
Take a look at the HOT ISSUES facing this industry.
American Forest & Paper Association
AF&PA Update on Lacey Act Implementation
In September 2009, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a revised schedule for enforcement of the import declaration requirement of the Lacey Act, removing various composite plant products, including pulp and primary paper products, from the schedule and placing them under consideration for a subsequent phase that would begin on or after September 1, 2010. ...More
AF&PA Government Affairs Resource Committee Notes
On March 18, 2010, legislative text of the "new" health care bill was released, which uses the industry exemption from the cellulosic biofuels credit as a pay-for beginning on January 1, 2010. Recall that the recently-passed Senate tax extenders bill (H.R. 4213) - which includes a one-year, retroactive extension of the Section 45 tax credit for existing facilities - also includes the provision to eliminate black liquor from the $1.01/gal cellulosic biofuels credit, effective on date of enactment. ...More. (A draft of the Shuler legislation can be found here.)
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
NAW provides quarterly legislative updates. NPTA provides a brief overview of the update. The following topics were covered in Q1, 2013.
- Beyond the Fiscal Cliffs and the President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
- Significant Tax Provisions and Tax Reform
- Health Care Reform
- OSHA Reform
- Regulatory Agenda