ISSA Advocacy Weekly Recap—Trump Unveils Picks for EPA, Energy Dept. Deputy ChiefsFebruary 21, 2020
Welcome to the ISSA Advocacy Weekly Recap, our regular roundup of the latest public policy issues impacting the cleaning industry. This week’s recap touches on U.S. President Donald Trump’s picks for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Energy Department deputy chiefs, proposed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updates for income tax withholding, states suing the EPA over changes to a chemical safety rule, and more.
Trump Unveils Picks for EPA, Energy Dept. Deputy Chiefs
President Trump plans to nominate Douglas Benevento to be the EPA’s Deputy Administrator and Mark Menezes to serve as Deputy Energy Secretary within the Energy Department.
IRS Offers Proposed Updates for Income Tax Withholding
Proposed regulations from the IRS would provide guidance for employers concerning the amount of federal income tax to withhold from employees’ wages, implementing changes made in the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and reflecting the redesigned Form W-4, which has been renamed Employee’s Withholding Certificate.
States Sue EPA over Changes to Chemical Safety Rule
Attorneys general of 14 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. District Court of Appeals to vacate the EPA’s Risk Management Program Reconsideration final rule, which went into effect December 19, 2019.
Other links of interest:
- Trump’s Plan to Reform NEPA Comes under Fire at Hearing
- California Issues Proposed Privacy Law Changes
- Share Your Stories with ISSA about the Value of Clean for National Cleaning Week
- Time Is Running Out: Register Today for ISSA’s Clean Advocacy Summit, March 25-26
- Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration for the 13th Antimicrobial Workshop, May 12-13