Legislative Summary

Legislative Summary

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary - October 2020 The bills introduced and moving in Congress continue to focus on COVID-19. The bottom line is that...
Down Ballot Elections Paint a Different Picture

Down Ballot Elections Paint a Different Picture

While virtually everyone was focused on the outcome of the national elections, several battleground elections took place in states across the country. Joe Biden is the presumptive winner of the presidential election, however we did not see the Democratic “wave”...
How the Next Election Will Matter

How the Next Election Will Matter

Every four years we hear something along the line, “this is the most important election of our lifetime.” Well, this may or may not be true for the coming presidential election, but it is worth taking a look at the legislative and regulatory landscape we...
Legislative Summary – September 2020

Legislative Summary – September 2020

Federal Legislative Summary- September 2020 The House introduced another stimulus package with “The Heroes Act”, HR 8406, that was met with very cold shoulders in the Senate. This 2,154-page bill has many “poison pills” like union pension support that Republicans...
National Elections and the Supreme Court – What We Can Expect

National Elections and the Supreme Court – What We Can Expect

It is now less than one month before the national elections and we vote for the status quo of divided government, a red wave or a blue wave. It will be useful at this point to map out a clear...
The Legislative “L’s” to Watch in 2021

The Legislative “L’s” to Watch in 2021

As we drive (or some may say careen) toward the election, we can anticipate any number of outcomes to the economy based on who wins. From the President, to Congress and statewide elections, the next election will likely cause some...
Legislative Report August 2020

Legislative Report August 2020

Federal Legislative Report Summary While August is normally a month for Congress to take a recess, some work was done as both chambers grapple with COVID-19 and its impact on the overall economy. H.R. 8014 would authorize the issuance of...
District Week Events Create Awareness of Industry Issues

District Week Events Create Awareness of Industry Issues

We often discuss the need for engagement between our members and their elected officials, but the real value from engagement is creating industry awareness among elected officials and their staff. During the last week of virtual district visits, ESA members...
Legislative Report July 2020

Legislative Report July 2020

Federal Legislative Report Summary July was probably more significant for what didn’t happen – a new wave of stimulus funds for a continuing beleaguered economy. While Congress did manage to pass a bill to extend the application period for the...
District Week 2020 – A New Approach to Government Engagement

District Week 2020 – A New Approach to Government Engagement

Most ‘fly-in’ events, if not all, have gone to virtual formats this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but ESA took the first step toward this format back in 2018 when we decided to schedule visits between our members and...

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