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GAC Monthly Conference Call. March 22, 2010. March Legislative Summary. Healthcare Yelling NCAA Basketball. Jobs Bill. HIRE Act Signed into law March 18 th Exemption from social security payroll taxes for every worker hired in 2010 who had been unemployed for at least 60 days.

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March legislative summary
March Legislative Summary

Healthcare

Yelling

NCAA Basketball


Jobs bill
Jobs Bill

HIRE Act

Signed into law March 18th

Exemption from social security payroll taxes for every worker hired in 2010 who had been unemployed for at least 60 days.

$1,000 income tax credit for employers for every new employee retained for a year

Allows small businesses to write off more of their expenditures

Extends existing highway programs, allowing billions more to be invested in infrastructure throughout the nation and saves one million jobs.

Allows state and local governments to borrow at lower costs to finance more infrastructure projects and put people to work.


Energy aerospace
Energy & Aerospace

  • Energy Policy

    • Kerry / Graham / Lieberman Bill

      • Cap greenhouse gasses from utilities in 2012

      • Cap stationary sources by 2016

      • Greenhouse gas reductions thereafter

      • Still theoretical, but it has potential

  • Space Policy

    • NASA reauthorization scheduled for end of May

    • Obama space plan facing serious opposition

      • Alabama hates it

      • Texas hates it

      • Florida hates it

      • David Wu (D-OR-1) hates it


Legislative update
Legislative Update

  • K-12 education

    • E2 Bill Introduced!

    • H.R. 4709 & S. 3043

    • Decent cosponsor list

      • 7 in House

      • 8 in Senate

    • Lots of work left to be done


Immigration
Immigration

  • Comprehensive Bill

    • Still probably dead

  • Once they give up, we’ll start pushing our bill

    • Most players know comprehensive won’t happen

    • Big rally on March 20 in Washington

    • Dems don’t want to annoy CHC more than they want to fix immigration

  • Model Bill

    • http://www.ieeeusa.org/policy/issues/Immigration/model-bill.asp


Legislative update1
Legislative Update

  • Intellectual Property

    • Intellectual property bill was on the fast-track …

    • Now, not so much

    • Coalition for Patent Reform opposes the patent reform bill


Other issues
Other Issues

  • CVD

    • April 28 – 29

    • Focus on R&D spending

    • Possible funds to support one student per region

  • WISE Interns have been selected

  • Energy Fly-In

    • May 17 & 18

    • Focus on energy policy


Upcoming events
Upcoming Events

  • My Travel

    • Rhode Island – April 14th

    • Berkshire Section – April 15th


What else
What else?

State and local issues.


Next call
Next Call

Proposed

April 22nd

1:00 Eastern


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