TAG: Congress

Government Affairs: Opportunity for immigration reform

June 2, 2014By

Just when possibility for Congressional action this year on immigration reform seemed doomed, a small breeze came in through the window. Players on the Republican and Democratic sides of the issue seem to agree there is narrow window of opportunity for immigration reform in June and July this summer. That window has been created by the conclusion of the spring... read more

What I’m Reading Wednesday: Immigration reform talk rears its head

May 14, 2014By

Immigration reform is a perennial issue for the landscape industry. The promise of Congress passing a comprehensive bill to address the nation’s broken immigration system doesn’t come about very often, but it reared its head again this week. Obama: 2-3 months for immigration reform Politico Earlier this week President Obama said legislators on Capitol Hill have only about two to... read more

Throwback Thursday: April 1993

April 10, 2014By

The government is working against lawns. In fact, it’s assaulting them, Gregg Robertson wrote in a recent government affairs column for Landscape Management. Las Vegas has banned lawns in new developments and is offering cash to residents who tear out their lawns, he reports, and adds Los Angeles has dished out $1.4 million in rebates to homeowners who’ve replaced their... read more

Why immigration reform is inevitable

December 5, 2013By

The “small window that’s closing fast” for immigration reform to happen before the end of the year slammed shut in November, at least for the time being. It was clear that the window had been “nailed shut,” as American Nursery & Landscape Association’s Craig Regelbrugge put it, when finger-pointing began in mid-November over why immigration reform failed – not only... read more

EP Henry, ICPI co-host permeable pavement demonstration event

November 15, 2012By

SWEDESBORO, N.J.—In an effort to advocate increased adoption of permeable pavement solutions by the environmental protection and transportation agencies,  EP Henry and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) jointly hosted a special event and demonstration for U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) at the Woolwich Township Municipal Building in Swedesboro. Sustainable paving options, such as permeable interlocking concrete pavers manufactured by EP... read more

Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act passes in the House and Senate

September 14, 2012By

Editor’s Note: The following statement has been provided to trade media this afternoon by associations in the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA III) coalition, of which Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) is a member: The PRIA Coalition appreciates the support and efforts of the leadership in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to pass S. 3552, the Pesticide... read more