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2024 Will Not Be a Quiet Year in Washington

2024 Will Not Be a Quiet Year in Washington

While it is unlikely many pieces of consequential legislation will make it to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature, we do anticipate a lot of legislative activity where FPA will advocate on behalf of the flexible packaging industry.

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Gridlock Marks Start of 2023 on Capitol Hill

FPA Continues to Monitor Congress and Biden Administration

The situation in Washington, D.C., as we enter late spring and early summer is pretty much what was anticipated—a Congress that has accomplished little of meaningful substance to date.

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FPA Continues to Fight Against Unfair Aluminum Tariffs

FPA Continues to Fight Against Unfair Aluminum Tariffs

Deadline for Final Findings Is Extended to July

The Flexible Packaging Association developed and launched a broad-based outreach campaign to engage members of Capitol Hill and sound the alarm that the flexible packaging industry was once again being unfairly targeted with unwarranted trade actions on aluminum foil.

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Here Is a Look at Potential Impacts of the Elections

Here Is a Look at Potential Impacts of the Elections

Election Day on November 8 has been a date circled on the calendar for what feels like forever. From the first day of the 117th Congress on January 3, 2021, it seemed the race for the midterm elections had kicked off. Democrats focused their messaging on how to hold majority control of Congress and Republicans on how to regain leadership control. And now, here we are, with the elections upon us and at the time for assessing the impact of and planning for the next Congress.

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All Sides Agree: Workforce Issues Need Solutions

All Sides Agree: Workforce Issues Need Solutions

While aspects of the economy are in recovery, workforce issues are at a crisis point. Public and private entities, large and small companies are facing unprece­dented challenges in finding and retaining both entry-level and skilled workers as the labor force participation rate continues to decline.

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Looking Back / Moving Forward

Looking Back / Moving Forward

Biden Administration provides more clarity with priorities

The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) federal advocacy efforts continue to advance to protect the priorities of the flexible packaging industry. “Flexible” has been the word of the year again, and efforts in Washington, D.C., continued to embrace this mantra.

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National Recycling Efforts Gain Support

National Recycling Efforts Gain Support

Congress Considers Numerous Proposals

A top legislative priority for the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) continues to be an unwavering commitment to advocate for a national strategy to improve, advance, and increase plastics recycling in the U.S. From the time the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress were first sworn in earlier this year, FPA has worked with our industry partners on efforts to advance a comprehensive strategic framework to implement legislation and regulations that will create a more circular economy for flexible packaging and all plastics.

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Washington Shifts to “New Normal” Schedule

Washington Shifts to “New Normal” Schedule

Former Recycling Priorities Back On Track

At this time a year ago, advocacy efforts in Washington were just starting to adjust to the realities of a pandemic-dictated virtual work environment and a mostly reactive emergency-based legislative agenda.

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FPA Plots Course With Biden Administration

FPA Plots Course With Biden Administration

Economic Recovery and Sustainability Top List

Now that the Biden/Harris Administration is in place and the 117th Congress officially underway, the Flexible Packaging Association is working to support several important legislative priorities. Alison Keane, FPA President and CEO, reached out to the new administration early in the transition to communicate the association’s desire to work with the Biden team on legislative […]

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