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The Washington Report

The Washington Report™ is a monthly compendium of legislative and regulatory news compiled and authored by Rich Christianson, Legislative Liaison for the WMMA Public Policy Committee. Each edition of the Washington Report includes updates on key public policy issues that impact WMMA members, their customers and the North American woodworking industry as a whole. Issues regularly monitored and reported on include tax incentives for businesses, combustible dust, the Lacey Act, emissions from composite wood products and more.

Issue 24 - WMMA Fly-in Targets CTE Support and Tax and Healthcare Reforms July 11, 2017

Issue 23 - Good News, Bad News for Career & Technical Education June 1, 2017

Issue 22 - Trump's Shock & Awe Tax Reform Plan May 4, 2017

Issue 21 - President Trump's Tale of Polar Opposite Polls April 6, 2017

Issue 20 – WMMA Asks 115th Congress to Grant Three Wishes March 2, 2017

Issue 19 – Wild Time for WMMA's Washington Fly-in February 2, 2017

Issue 18 - Manufacturers 'Energized' by Team Trump January 4, 2017

Issue 17 – Help Shape the WMMA's 2017 Public Policy Agenda December 1, 2016

Issue 16 - Ready or Not: Changing of the Guard November 3, 2016

Issue 15 - Perkins Act Rolls in House; Stalls in Senate October 6, 2016

Issue 14 - A Collective Sigh of Relief September 01, 2016

Issue 13 - It's a Great Time to Buy or Sell Woodworking Machinery August 4, 2016

Issue 12 - The Mother of All Furniture Recalls July 7, 2016

Issue 11 – New OT Rule Is Too Much Too Soon June 02, 2016

Issue 10 – Growing a Skilled Workforce is Job One May 05, 2016

Issue 09 - OSHA Cracks Down on Amputation Hazards April 07, 2016

Issue 08 - Agency's Math Blunder Stokes Formaldehyde Fears March 3, 2016

Issue 07 - What Did We Learn from the IOWA Caucus? February 4, 2016

Issue 06 - Congress Plays Santa: Makes Direct Expensing Permanent January 7, 2016

Issue 05 - Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Goes Under the Microscope December 3, 2015

Issue 04 - Washington Buzzes with Activity November 5, 2015

Issue 03 - Mission Accomplished — Members Have Their Say on Capitol Hill October 1, 2015

Issue 02 - NAM Campaign Lambastes EPA's Clean Power Plan August 25, 2015

Issue 01 - Give Us a (Tax) Break July 30, 2015