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Government Affairs January 2018 Update

Posted By Bill Rivers, Wednesday, January 3, 2018


The closing days of 2017 saw the passage of a monumental tax reform law. Predictions of the law’s impact on the overall economy are mixed. With respect to conditions specific to our industry, the bill repeals the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act. However, the remainder of the ACA, including the regulations requiring equal access to health care (45 CFR 92), remain intact. We will monitor this closely.

And a final reminder —Language Advocacy Days, will be held February 15-16, at the Hyatt on Capitol Hill. We will continue to press our case for improvements in the following areas:

  • Inaccuracies in Prevailing Wages Rate Determinations for Translators and Interpreters
  • Machine Translation vs. Human Translation
  • Language Services Procurement: The Need for the Best Value Approach

As always, let us know what issues you face and how we might help!

Bill Rivers
Executive Director, JNCL-NCLIS


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