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Federal Legislative Update (Joe McKinney)

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Presentation delivered at the 2019 SWREDA Conference, December 4-6, 2019

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Federal Legislative Update (Joe McKinney)

  1. 1. NADO Federal Legislative Update Southwest Region Economic Development Association December 4, 2019
  2. 2. NADO ADVOCACY UPDATES RECENT ENGAGEMENT ON ADVOCACY ISSUES: • FY 2020 appropriations • FAST Act reauthorization • Older Americans Act reauthorization • EDA reauthorization and EDA RLF reform • Broadband and FCC mapping • OMB Super Circular
  3. 3. NADO ADVOCACY UPDATES PUBLIC COMMENTS SUBMITTED FOR FEDERAL REGISTER: • Opportunity Zones Comments Solicited by EDA – How federal government can support the implementation of OZ program – Key message: OZ program implementation more challenging in rural communities • Broadband Comments Solicited by FCC on $20 Billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund – Joint Comments with NACo – Key message: Existing FCC maps are flawed; need for better data • Wagner-Peyser Issue – Changes to the rules governing Wagner-Peyser funds (WIOA) – Key message: local control of funds is crucial • OMB Super Circular – Compliance supplement – Key message: revisions are needed to OMB super circular
  4. 4. Appropriations Timeline Looking Back: • Sept. 27, 2019: CR #1 signed into law • Oct. 1, 2019: Fiscal Year 2020 began • Nov. 21, 2019: CR #1 expired • Nov. 21, 2019: CR #2 signed into law Looking Ahead: • Dec. 20, 2019: CR #2 will expire • Congress still aiming for full-year bills • Full-year CR has numerous drawbacks • Gov’t shutdown possible
  5. 5. Good News in CR #2: FAST Act Rescission Repealed • The CR signed into law on Nov. 21 successfully repealed the $7.6 billion highway funding rescission • (The rescission was an element of the FAST Act when it was originally passed) • The original provision was set to go into effect on July 1, 2020. Would have rescinded $7.6 billion in federal- aid highway program contract authority beginning on July 1, 2020, which would have negatively impacted regions.
  6. 6. FY 2020 Appropriations Status Highlights Final FY18 Final FY19 President Request FY20 House FY20 Senate FY20 Economic Development Administration 301.5 million 304 million 30 million (elimination) 540 million 319.5 million USDA Rural Development 3 billion 3 billion 3.7 billion 3.9 billion 3.1 billion DOL Employment and Training Administration 10 billion 9.9 billion 7.8 billion 10.6 billion -- HUD CDBG 3.3 billion 3.3 billion 0 (elimination) 3.6 billion 3.3 billion* EPA Brownfields 80 million 80 million 62 million 105 million 110.5 million DOT BUILD (TIGER) 1.5 billion 900 million 1 billion 1 billion 1 billion * = subcommittee only
  7. 7. FY 2020 Appropriations Status Highlights Regional Commissions Final FY18 Final FY19 President Request FY20 House FY20 Senate FY20 Appalachian Regional Commission 155 million 165 million 165 million 170 million 175 million* Delta Regional Authority 25 million 25 million 2.5 million (elimination) 15 million 30 million* Denali Commission 30 million 15 million 7.3 million 15 million 15 million* Northern Border Regional Commission 15 million 20 million 850 thousand 22 million 25 million* Southeast Crescent Regional Commission 250 thousand 250 thousand - 250 thousand 0* * = subcommittee only
  8. 8. NADO ADVOCACY UPDATES LEGISLATION INTRODUCED OR DRAFTED: Senator Gillibrand (NY): S. 2704 introduced • Rebuild Rural Act - Proposes the establishment of a $50 billion rural partnership fund Senator Durbin (IL): S. 2518 introduced • Rural Economic Infrastructure Equity Act of 2019 - Proposes the establishment of an Office of Rural Economic Investment - Would help ensure rural communities are adequately represented in federal transportation policy and decision-making Senator Manchin (WV): language in appropriations bills • GIS/Spatial Analysis, Planning, Broadband Mapping - Technical assistance and resources for rural communities and RDOs
  9. 9. NADO, NARC, and n4a: Joint Webinar Series on OAA Webinar 1: Webinar 2: Autumn Campbell, Senior Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, n4a Featured Speaker:
  10. 10. Continued Engagement with Coalitions and Partners EDA Coalition Letter to House T&I Sincerely, National Association of Development Organizations Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. National Association of Counties U.S. Conference of Mayors National League of Cities National Association of Regional Councils American Public Works Association International Economic Development Council Small Business Majority Council of State Community Development Agencies University Economic Development Association
  11. 11. Gearing Up for the 2020 NADO & DDAA Washington Conference Save the Date: Sun March 15 – Wed March 18, 2020 Crystal Gateway Marriot, Arlington VA
  12. 12. New USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Sworn in on September 17, 2019
  13. 13. Strategic Action Plan G G
  14. 14. Strategic Action Plan P Project Timeline June – August 2018 Scenario Development August – October 2018 Strategy Development September – December 2018 Stakeholder Engagement January – August 2019 Development of Strategic Action Plan
  15. 15. Strategic Pillars G • Strengthen Membership Base • Build Institutional Innovation • Create New Partnerships • Promote Organizational and Staff Capacity • Broaden Advocacy and Networking • Expand Organizational Resources
  16. 16. G Strategic Framework
  17. 17. G Strengthen membership outreach programs Form an Emerging Leaders program Create internal member portal to share resources Develop robust training for Emerging Leaders Restructure NADO membership dues Strengthen Membership Base
  18. 18. G . Measurable Outcomes
  19. 19. G • Board Approval of Strategic Action Plan • Recognize innovative practices through membership awards program • Strengthen relationships with other national association leadership to expand or broaden partnerships • Improve marketing and branding • Develop a plan for increasing organizational resources • Restructure NADO membership dues 2020 Goals
  20. 20. NADO.ORG
  21. 21. G NADO Dues Modification Atthe2019 Annual BusinessMeeting,NADO’smembershipapprovedthefollowingdues structureeffectiveJanuary1,2020: Membership Level Current 2020 2021 Single PurposeMember(EDD only) none $1,000 $1,000 GeneralNewMember (First year) $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 GeneralMember $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 SustainingMember $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 PlatinumMember $4,000 $4,500 $5,000 PlatinumPlusMember $6,000 $6,500 $7,000 AssociateMember $ 500 $ 750 $1,000 SustainingAssociateMember $1,000 $1,500 $2,000
  22. 22. Questions?

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