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Government Affairs News

Week in Review

Apr 7, 2023

White House Releases State-By-State Fact Sheets on Private Investments
President Biden, along with cabinet officials, have begun a 20-state tour of private investments that companies have made that coincide with the investments from the Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the American Rescue Plan. The White House has also released state-by-state fact sheets of private investments in semiconductors, biomanufacturing, EVs/Batteries, clean energy, and other projects.

NECA's Take: NECA is closely monitoring the funding opportunities being released by the respective agencies and will alert NECA chapters of the work opportunities as they arise.


WOTUS Rule Takes Effect
The final "Revised Definition of 'Waters of the United States'" rule was published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2023, and took effect on March 20, 2023. The Rule is operative in all jurisdictions of the United States except Idaho and Texas. The House in March passed a Congressional Review Act that would overturn this regulation and President Biden is expected to veto it. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on this regulation and has indicated that it will likely strike down the rule.

NECA's Take: NECA Government Affairs has urged Congress to overturn this burdensome regulation and will continue to monitor this regulation as it progresses to the Supreme Court. We are hopeful that the Supreme Court will strike down this rule to ease the regulatory impact on NECA Contractors across the country.


A total of $51,515 was raised for NECAPAC at the District 10 Membership meeting this week!

Special thanks to Walt Parkes of O’Connell Electric, Stacy Wilson of Wilson Construction, Jake Davie of Hooper Corporation, and Tim Daniels of TDN Electric Inc. for renewing their PLC memberships! Thank you to Matthew Turk of Intren LLC for joining the Political Leadership Council!

Congratulations to the Arizona Chapter and Western Line Constructors Chapter on reaching their 2023 NECAPAC Goals!

NECAPAC Total 4/7/23 - $182,114

Special thanks to the Arizona Chapter and Western Line Constructors Chapter on reaching their 2023 NECAPAC Goals!

Operational Fund Total 4/7/23 - $103,565


NECA On the Move
NECA's Government Affairs team met with Senator Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Booker (D-NJ), and Congressman Derrick Van Orden (R-WI).