Author Archives: Paul Mendelsohn

Congress Acts to Avoid Government Shutdown; NALP Continues to Urge Cap-Relief

Last week, Congress passed a temporary spending bill, or continuing resolution, to fund the federal government through December 22.  Over the next two weeks, lawmakers hope to negotiate the terms of a larger spending bill to fund the federal government … Continue reading

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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Funding for Pesticide Review

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment released its FY 18 bill and has requested continued funding for the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP). This request is necessary because the current Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) expires in 2017, … Continue reading

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Member Action Still Needed on H-2B

  NALP thanks our many members who reached out to their Representatives and asked them to sign a bipartisan letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The letter included the signatures of 65 Members of Congress. … Continue reading

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Last week, 100 meetings with Congress Regarding H-2B

On November 2, 2017 landscape professionals and employers representing other seasonal businesses joined forces to advocate for H-2B cap relief. The event resulted in over 100 meetings with key members of Congress. During the meetings, Representatives, Senators, and their staff … Continue reading

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House Committee Approves Mandatory E-Verify

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 20-10 the Legal Workforce Act (HR 3711). This bill, which was introduced by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA), would require … Continue reading

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Advocate for H-2B Cap-reform November 2nd, 2017

Next Thursday, NALP and other members of the H-2B Workforce Coalition will join forces with PES, Mas Labor, Labor Consultants International, Amigos, and Action Visa, to descend on Capitol Hill and advocate for H-2B cap-reform. We invite landscape professionals with seasonal … Continue reading

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Help Us Reform the Prior Approval Requirement

When it comes to the political process, an even playing field is crucial. But, right out of the gate, NALP is at a distinct disadvantage. That is because trade associations must follow burdensome and outdated federal election regulations, that make … Continue reading

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Portland, Maine Anti-Lawn Care Ordinance Update

Activists continue to advance their agenda in Southern Maine. In the wake of the defeat of state pesticide preemption legislation earlier this year, cities and towns such as Portland and Falmouth seek to enact local restrictions on the use of … Continue reading

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Maryland Judge Overturns County Pesticide Ban

Last week, Montgomery County Maryland Circuit Judge Terrence McGann ruled in favor of the landscape professional community and struck down the county-wide ban of commercial pesticide application on public and private lawns, gardens, and ornamental sites. In a 14-page opinion … Continue reading

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August Recess Presents Advocacy Opportunities

Every year Members of Congress return home for a month of district activity called “August Recess.” There is a wide range of activities that NALP members can engage in during August Recess that may have great potential to capture the … Continue reading

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