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September 17, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 9.17

Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers put forward their own plan to deliver badly needed coronavirus relief amid a bitter stalemate between their party leaders.  Shortly after, the proposal faced a sharp rebuke

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September 14, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 9.14

With the defeat of the Senate’s “skinny” COVID relief package last week, is it generally assumed that Congress will not be able to pass another significant relief package before the election.  There is, however, growing unrest

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September 10, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 9.10

Today, Senate Democrats blocked a procedural vote on the Republican “skinny” coronavirus relief bill, leaving prospects for the next round of relief aid in doubt.  Fifty-two out of the 53-member GOP caucus voted in favor of the proposal, but

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September 02, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 9.2

In late April, the House of Representatives passed a resolution establishing a bipartisan “Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis” to provide oversight of the Trump Administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Treasury Secretary Mnuchin testified before

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August 31, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 8.31

On Friday evening, the Treasury/IRS finally released official guidance on the payroll tax deferral Executive Order, scheduled to take effect tomorrow, September 1st.  Unfortunately, the guidance fails to address some of the concerns

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August 28, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 8.28

Earlier this month the President issued an Executive Order (EO) that would permit the deferral of employee payroll taxes from September 1 to the end of the year.  The policy in the EO was very vague, and NAW joined association

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August 28, 2020
The Building Blocks of a Budding Lumber Career

As an undergraduate, the term “lumber trader” wasn’t even in my vocabulary. Years later, I still had never heard of this occupation…nor would I have ever guessed that it would eventually follow my name on a business card. But, as often happens with wood products, the industry “picked” me. Of course,

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