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August 2017 Issue

Business Management

API Applauds Joint House, Senate and Administration Call for Pro-Growth Tax Reform

American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack Gerard issued the following statement in response to Congressional leaders in the House and Senate and administration officials expressing their support for pro-growth tax reform last week.    “API supports pro-growth tax reform, and the combined commitment shown today by the White...

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NRF Welcomes Removal of Border Tax from Tax Reform Plan

July 31, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Welcomes Removal of Border Tax from Tax Reform Plan

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed the announcement by congressional and administration leaders that they are committed to passing comprehensive tax reform that lowers rates without creating a new border tax that would shift the burden to...

GOP Takes Border Tax Off the Table

July 31, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on GOP Takes Border Tax Off the Table

Last week, the White House and congressional leadership announced they would remove the border adjustment tax (BAT) from consideration as part of a comprehensive tax reform package. When President Trump announced his tax reform plan in April, it did not...

NRF Welcomes Move Toward More Balanced Overtime Update

July 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on NRF Welcomes Move Toward More Balanced Overtime Update

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed the Labor Department’s request for public comment on federal overtime regulations as an important first step toward pursuing more reasonable workplace policies.   “Retailers understand that overtime rules...

NRF Urges Senate to Move Forward with ACA Repeal

July 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Urges Senate to Move Forward with ACA Repeal

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the Senate to move forward on efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, even if lawmakers have not yet agreed on the exact legislation that will be considered.   “NRF recognizes that there are myriad and...

PEI Updates PEI/RP900

July 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on PEI Updates PEI/RP900

The 2017 edition of PEI/RP900: Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of UST Systems is available for purchase at www.PEI.org/RP900. The purchase price is $40 for Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) members and $95 for non-members.  ...

House Subcommittee Takes the Lead on Self-Driving Cars

July 20, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on House Subcommittee Takes the Lead on Self-Driving Cars

Yesterday (June 19) in the House of Representatives, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a markup to advance bipartisan self-driving legislation. The subcommittee, chaired by Representative...

API and More Than 140 Organizations Call on Congress to Pass Ozone Relief Legislation

July 18, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on API and More Than 140 Organizations Call on Congress to Pass Ozone Relief Legislation

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and a coalition of 146 associations and businesses representing a broad cross-section of U.S. industries signed a letter sent today to Congressional leadership affirming strong support for the Ozone Standards...

NACS: Your Guide to Congress

July 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS: Your Guide to Congress

The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Political Engagement team has launched a new NACS Grassroots Guide to Congress. The guide comes in response to a need from NACS members to have immediate access to information pertaining to Congress, such...

NRF: Small Retailers Say Border Tax Proposal Would Cost Jobs

July 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF: Small Retailers Say Border Tax Proposal Would Cost Jobs

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the House tax-writing committee to consider small retailers and their employees when reforming the nation’s tax code, saying they would suffer more than large companies under a proposal to create a border...