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Demand cap relief be instituted now Email
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Written by John McMahon   
Monday, March 26, 2018 12:00 AM

The latest from the H-2B Workforce Coalition:

Your Continued Help is Needed to #SaveH2B
As you are aware, last Friday President Trump signed into law a $1.3 trillion spending bill to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018, which runs through September 30. The legislation is similar to last year in that it gives the Department of Homeland Security the discretion to raise the current 66,000 H-2B cap by an additional 69,320 visas. There is no returning worker exemption.

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NALP statement on H-2B and the omnibus budget bill Email
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Written by John McMahon   
Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00 AM

From the Paul Mendelsohn, Vice President, Government Relations of NALP on H-2B and the 2018 Omnibus budget bill:

"All, I am sure you have heard that early this morning the Senate passed the 2018 Omnibus budget bill and the President is expected to quickly sign it. The good news is that thanks to the diligence and hard work of you and many others, the bill includes 2018 H-2B cap-relief. The bad news is that it is the exact same language that Congress included last year and that led to less than optimal results, to put it kindly.

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H-2B news: Omnibus Bill Update March 22 2018 Email
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Written by John McMahon   
Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:50 PM

Please see the following update from the H-2B Workforce Coalition regarding H-2B cap relief in the omnibus spending bill. Additionally, view/download a statement from the coalition here.

Yesterday afternoon, Congress finalized negotiating the Fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill. The House is expected to vote on the measure today and Senate action will follow shortly thereafter.

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H-2B news: Omnibus Bill Update Email
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Written by John McMahon   
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:00 AM


Here is the latest H-2B update from the H-2B Workforce Coalition:

Congress did not finish its work last night on the fiscal year end spending bill and is meeting again this morning to finalize the details.  One of the points of contention is funding for a border wall. Congressional leaders still plan to release a bill today and vote on the bill tomorrow, but final action could potentially be pushed out to the weekend.  We will let you know as soon as we have any updates about the status of H-2B cap relief in a final bill.
 
Green Roofs Task Force (Denver) to meet March 21 Email
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Written by John McMahon   
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:00 AM


If your landscape company does work in the City and County of Denver, you might be interested in the new green roof initiative and its implementation. There is a meeting tomorrow, March 21, of the Green Roofs Review Task Force, and the public is invited to observe. To follow is an email about the task force that was sent by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment:

Denver's Department of Public Health & Environment has convened the Green Roofs Review Task Force to examine how best to achieve the benefits of the green roofs ordinance, while possibly expanding compliance options for new and existing buildings. The group's fifth of eight meetings is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at 200 W 14th Ave, 2nd Floor, Grand Mesa Room. Meetings are open to the public to observe. See the agenda for meeting five.

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