On Aug. 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). While the bill claims it will, “make a historic down payment on deficit reduction to fight inflation, invest in domestic energy production and manufacturing, and reduce carbon emissions by roughly 40% by 2030,” plumbing associations aren’t convinced the IRA will do much — if anything — to reduce inflation or benefit small businesses or the American consumer.
This week, Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and David Rouzer (R-NC) introduced the House companion bill for the Healthy H20 Act. The original legislation, which ASA lent its support for, was introduced by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) in March. The bill would address funding for clean water in rural and underserved communities that may have been overlooked by previous funding efforts.
ASA retained Cal Strat last year, and the firm continues to represent the association and our members on critical California issues impacting ASA members’ interests, particularly on those issues that will have significant impact nationally.
The Healthy H20 Act would provide grants for water quality testing, purchase and installation of point-of-use or point-of-entry water filtration systems that remove or significantly reduce health-based contaminants from drinking water.
Reports are claiming that the Biden Administration may delay the lifting of Title 42 beyond the current May 23rd rescission date. While some Democrats are opposed to this, Republicans and many moderate Democrats are opposed to lifting Title 42, which keeps migrants seeking entry to the US, in Mexico, until their cases are heard
For better or for worse, elections have consequences. That has now been proven yet again, even though the federal government is experiencing some of the slimmest partisan margins in its history. With former President Trump still in the background, the Biden administration quickly set out with a wide-ranging agenda to implement its vision for America. However, much of this has been stalled with the COVID-19 pandemic still with us and its continuous viral variants, an economy expanding amid inflation and foreign policy challenges that seem to present themselves daily.