Eye of Truth
Lobbyist Report for United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Labor union

101 Constitution Ave., N. W. Washington, DC, DC 20001

USA

Lobbying on the following issues:

TRANSPORTATION RETIREMENT LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE HEALTH ISSUES ENVIRONMENT/SUPERFUND TAXATION/INTERNAL REVENUE CODE

Draft legislation entitled "Enhancing Local Control and Service of Intercity Passenger Rail Act of 2020", a bill to improve intercity passenger rail service and for other purposes (no bill introduced). Legislative proposal to include funds for infrastructure development in any future bill to address the economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis (no bill introduced).

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Proposals for comprehensive reform of the multiemployer pension system, including creation of composite plans and authorization for a partition program to relieve distressed plans.

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Discussion about workforce grants and individual training accounts under Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. H.R. 2474, the "Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019," to amend the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947, and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959; entire bill DOL Proposed Rule to create "Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs" and their impact on Registered Apprenticeship Programs in the Construction Industry. Draft legislation to require employers in the construction industry to use E-Verify (no bill introduced). Draft legislation to address the problem of the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and payroll fraud in the construction industry (no bill introduced).

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Legislative proposal to subisidize COBRA payments for workers laid off due to the COVID-19 crisis (no bill introduced).

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H.R. 5598, the "Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act", a bill to withdraw approximately 234,328 acres of federal land and waters in a specified area in the Rainy River Watershed of the Superior National Forest from mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws.

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Draft legislation to give tax credits to employers who hire registered apprentices (no bill introduced). S. 634, the "Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act", a bill to allow taxpayers a tax credit for cash contributions to certain scholarship-granting and workforce training organizations. Entire bill.

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Lobbyists:

MAKARIOS, JOSHUA

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name:
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
Country :
ISRAEL
Contribution :
$0



Lobbying on the following issues:

HEALTH ISSUES RETIREMENT LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE TRANSPORTATION TAXATION/INTERNAL REVENUE CODE

Reducing and relieving regulatory barriers under ERISA to innovative approaches to providing pharmacy benefit services that reduce the cost of prescription drugs for plan participants. H.R. 1865, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, Division P, Title XIII concerning the application of ERISA to certain pharmacy benefit services offered through group health plans.

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Issues regarding the creation of new composite multiemployer plans. Grassley-Alexander Concept Release concerning comprehensive reform of the defined benefit multiemployer pension system. Issues regarding the funding of multiemployer pension plans, funding, and solvency of the PBGC Multiemployer Fund.

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H.R. 2317, the "Peter J. McGuire Labor Day Landmark Act," to designate the Peter J. McGuire Memorial and Gravesite located in Pennsauken, New Jersey, as a National Historic Landmark; entire bill. H.R. 2474, the "Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019," to amend the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947, and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959; entire bill DOL Proposed Rule to create "Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs" and their impact on Registered Apprenticeship Programs in the Construction Industry. General education regarding apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship program development in Puerto Rico. S. 2973, the "Modern Worker Empowerment Act," requiring the use of common law rules in defining "employee" under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, entire bill General education on the Davis-Bacon Act and the impact it would have on working families if the application or enforcement of Davis-Bacon is weakened or suspended.

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Cost share for construction and major rehabilitation of capital investment projects between the Inland Waterways Trust Fund and the general revenues for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects on the inland waterways.

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H.R. 748, the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019", which would repeal the "Cadillac Tax", an excise tax on employer-sponsored health care plans to which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans), that was part of the Affordable Care Act; entire bill. S. 684, the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019", which would repeal the "Cadillac Tax", an excise tax on employer-sponsored health care plans to which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans), that was part of the Affordable Care Act; entire bill.

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Lobbyists:

MAKARIOS, JOSHUA

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name:
Orsted North America Inc. (a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of foreign entity rsted A/S, as disclosed in Row 19)
Country :
USA
Contribution :
$0



Lobbying on the following issues:

BUDGET/APPROPRIATIONS NATURAL RESOURCES LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE RETIREMENT TAXATION/INTERNAL REVENUE CODE

General Education on the need to continue to fund the "MOX Facility" in South Carolina - a facility to process mixed oxide fuel to power nuclear power plants.

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H.R. 3115, "The Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2017", a bill to direct the USDA to convey specified National Forest System land within the Superior National Forest in St. Louis County, MN to PolyMet Mining Corporation, Inc, in exchange for specified nonfederal lands; entire bill.

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General education on the problems of construction worker misclassification Standards governing the definition of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. General Education about Apprenticeship training programs and workforce development.

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H.R. 4997, the "Giving Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) Act of 2018", to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to authorize a new composite multiemployer pension plan design; entire bill. S. 2147, the "Butch Lewis Act of 2017," to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund, and to establish a Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury to make loans to multiemployer defined benefit plans; entire bill. H.R. 4444, the "Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act," to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund, and to establish a Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury to make loans to multiemployer defined benefit plans; entire bill.

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S. 58, the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2017", which would repeal the "Cadillac Tax", an excise tax on employer-sponsored health care plans to which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans), that was part of the Affordable Care Act; entire bill.

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Lobbyists:

MAKARIOS, JOSHUA

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name:
Cardtronics plc
Country :
UNITED KINGDOM
Contribution :
$0



Lobbying on the following issues:

HEALTH ISSUES TAXATION/INTERNAL REVENUE CODE LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE TRADE (DOMESTIC/FOREIGN) RETIREMENT TRANSPORTATION BUDGET/APPROPRIATIONS NATURAL RESOURCES

Innovative approaches to reduce the cost of prescription drugs for working families.

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H.R. 748, the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019", which would repeal the "Cadillac Tax", an excise tax on employer-sponsored health care plans to which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans), that was part of the Affordable Care Act; entire bill. S. 684, the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019", which would repeal the "Cadillac Tax", an excise tax on employer-sponsored health care plans to which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans), that was part of the Affordable Care Act; entire bill. Lobbying in support of a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for distributions from 529 accounts for expenses associated with registered apprenticeship programs, no bill introduced.

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Standards governing the definition of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. General Education about apprenticeship training programs and workforce development. General education on the Davis-Bacon Act and the impact it would have on working families if the application or enforcement of Davis-Bacon is weakened or suspended.

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General Education on the need to strenghthen labor rights provisions in the renegotiated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

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Issues regarding the creation of new composite multiemployer plans. Issues regarding the funding of multiemployer pension plans, funding and solvency of the PBGC Multiemployer Fund. H.R. 397, the "Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act," to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund, and to establish a Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury to make loans to multiemployer defined benefit plans; entire bill.

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General education about the need to make sizable investments in the Nation's infrastructure

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General Education on the need to continue to fund the "MOX Facility" in South Carolina - a facility to process mixed oxide fuel to power nuclear power plants.

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H.R. 527, "The Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2019", a bill to provide for a land exchange involving Federal land in the Superior National Forest in Minnesota acquired by the Secretary of Agriculture through the Weeks Law; entire bill.

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Lobbyists:

MAKARIOS, JOSHUA

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name :
ABB Asea Brown Boveri, Ltd.
Country :
SWITZERLAND
Contribution :
$0
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Foreign Entity Name :
ABB, Ltd.
Country :
SWITZERLAND
Contribution :
$0
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Lobbying on the following issues:

BUDGET/APPROPRIATIONS TAXATION/INTERNAL REVENUE CODE RETIREMENT HEALTH ISSUES TRANSPORTATION LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE

H.R. 2740, FY 2020 Labor-HHS Appropriations Act; House Amendment No. 38, to allow the use of tax dollars for apprenticeship programs that are not registered with U.S. Department of Labor.

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H.R. 748, the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019", which would repeal the "Cadillac Tax", an excise tax on employer-sponsored health care plans to which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans), that was part of the Affordable Care Act; entire bill. S. 684, the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019", which would repeal the "Cadillac Tax", an excise tax on employer-sponsored health care plans to which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans), that was part of the Affordable Care Act; entire bill. H.R. 2679, the "529 Options Act", to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow tax free distributions from section 529 college savings plans for certain expenses associated with registered apprenticeship programs, entire bill S. 1623, the "Expanding Access to Apprenticeships Act", to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for distributions from 529 accounts for expenses associated with registered apprenticeship programs, entire bill.

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Issues regarding the creation of new composite multiemployer plans. Issues regarding the funding of multiemployer pension plans, funding and solvency of the PBGC Multiemployer Fund.

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Innovative approaches to reduce the cost of prescription drugs for working families.

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General education about the need to make sizable investments in the Nation's infrastructure, including raising the gas tax. Advocating for the repeal of the rescission of $7.6 billion in unobligated Federal-aid program contract authority on July 1, 2020 that was included in Section 1438 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act; P.L. 114-94).

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Standards governing the definition of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. General Education about apprenticeship training programs and workforce development. General education on the Davis-Bacon Act and the impact it would have on working families if the application or enforcement of Davis-Bacon is weakened or suspended. Discussion regarding the potential closure of Job Corps centers.

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Lobbyists:

MAKARIOS, JOSHUA

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name :
Philip Morris Products S.A. (Parent Company is PMI)
Country :
SWITZERLAND
Contribution :
$0
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Foreign Entity Name :
FTR Holdings S.A. (Parent Company is PMI)
Country :



Lobbying on the following issues:

TRANSPORTATION RETIREMENT TAXATION/INTERNAL REVENUE CODE HEALTH ISSUES LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE

Advocating for the repeal of the rescission of $7.6 billion in unobligated Federal-aid program contract authority on July 1, 2020 that was included in Section 1438 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act; P.L. 114-94).

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Issues regarding the creation of new composite multiemployer plans. Issues regarding the funding of multiemployer pension plans, funding and solvency of the PBGC Multiemployer Fund. H.R. 397, the "Butch Lewis Act," legislation to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund, to establish a Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury to make loans to multiemployer defined benefit plans; entire bill.

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H.R. 748, the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019", which would repeal the "Cadillac Tax", an excise tax on employer-sponsored health care plans to which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans), that was part of the Affordable Care Act; entire bill. S. 684, the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019", which would repeal the "Cadillac Tax", an excise tax on employer-sponsored health care plans to which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans), that was part of the Affordable Care Act; entire bill. H.R. 2314, the "Nuclear Powers America Act," to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an investment tax credit related to the production of electricity from nuclear energy; entire bill. S. 1134, the "Nuclear Powers America Act," to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an investment tax credit related to the production of electricity from nuclear energy; entire bill.

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Innovative approaches to reduce the cost of prescription drugs for working families.

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General Education about apprenticeship training programs and workforce development. General education on the Davis-Bacon Act and the impact it would have on working families if the application or enforcement of Davis-Bacon is weakened or suspended. H.R. 2474, the "Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019," to amend the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947, and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959; entire bill DOL Proposed Rule to create "Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs" and their impact on Registered Apprenticeship Programs in the Construction Industry. H.R. 1423, the "Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act," which would prohibit a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute; opposition to H. Amdt. 621, which sought to strike safe-harbor provisions from the bill. General education about the problem of the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and payroll fraud in the construction industry

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Lobbyists:

MAKARIOS, JOSHUA

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name:
Interel, SA/NV
Country :
BELGIUM
Contribution :
$0



Money Spent:

Amount Client Government Entities

$230,000

Apr 17, 2020

FIRST QUARTER REPORT

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

SENATE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

$165,510

Jan 16, 2020

FOURTH QUARTER REPORT

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

SENATE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

$130,000

Jan 15, 2019

FOURTH QUARTER REPORT

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

SENATE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

$130,000

Apr 15, 2019

FIRST QUARTER REPORT

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

SENATE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

$120,000

Jul 18, 2019

SECOND QUARTER REPORT

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

SENATE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

$120,000

Oct 18, 2019

THIRD QUARTER REPORT

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

SENATE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES