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Top Three 2/15/19

Feb 14, 2019

1. Another Shutdown Averted

President Donald J. Trump signed H.J.Res. 31 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 into law, avoiding another partial government shutdown. The bill passed the House in a 300 - 128 vote, and the Senate in a 83-16 vote.

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2. House Holds Hearing on Multiemployer Pensions

Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee held a lengthy hearing entitled Improving Retirement Security for America’s Workers. The hearing, with such a broad starting point, touched on many issues relating to social security, multiemployer pensions, IRA’s, and healthcare insurance. NECA, along with other construction industry groups, urged members to focus on the impending crisis faced by the multiemployer community.

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3. NECA Calls on Congress to Repeal the Cadillac Tax

Earlier this week the Construction Employers of America, a coalition of seven premier national construction specialty contracting associations, sent a letter to Congress praising and encouraging members to cosponsor H.R. 748, “The Middle-Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019.” This legislation would repeal the onerous "Cadillac Tax” which, if implemented, would impose a 40 percent excise tax on employer provided healthcare plans above an arbitrary threshold.

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