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Feb 02 2018

National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) Elects 2018 Officers

Joseph C. Nettemeyer, President and CEO of Valin Corporation, Takes Helm as NAW Chairman Washington, DC (February 2, 2018) — Members of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), during the association’s Executive Summit in Washington, DC, this week, elected as Chairman of the NAW Board of Directors, Joseph C. Nettemeyer, President and CEO of Valin Corporation, [...]

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Jan 17 2018

Updated NAW Issue Briefs Now Available

NAW has posted updated Issue Briefs reflecting two pieces of very good news. First, the Supreme Court has granted certiorari in South Dakota v Wayfair, in which the Court will review the out-of-date Quill decision barring states from requiring remote sellers to collect state sales taxes.   If the court overturns Quill, on-line remote sellers will no longer have a competitive advantage over [...]

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Jan 17 2018

NAW Supports Continuing Resolution, Obamacare Tax Relief

NAW sent a letter to all Members of the US House of Representatives in support of a short-term funding bill to keep the federal government open through February 16th.  The “continuing resolution” or “CR” includes a pause for 2019 in Obamacare’s health insurance tax (“HIT”) and extends the current delay in the 40% excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health plans (“Cadillac [...]

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Dec 01 2017

NAW to Offer Wholesaler-Distributors Omni-Commerce Solutions in Partnership with Unified Commerce Solutions

WASHINGTON, DC (December 1, 2017) — The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) has announced an exclusive partnership with Unified Commerce Solutions (UCS) to provide omni-commerce solutions to the wholesale distribution industry. The partnership will have services available to the more than 25,000 wholesaler-distributors served by NAW nationwide. Wholesaler-Distributors will [...]

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Nov 02 2017

NAW Applauds House Action on Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, DC (November 2, 2017) — Today the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) congratulated the House Ways and Means Committee on the release of their tax reform proposal as a major step on the path to finally fixing our broken tax code. “It’s almost a cliché today to talk about it being more than 30 years since our tax code was reformed and updated,” said Jade [...]

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Sep 27 2017

Wholesaler-Distributors Urge Action on Tax Reform

Washington, DC (September 27, 2017) … “We have been waiting for this a very, very long time,” said Dirk Van Dongen, President of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW). “Our industry has one of the highest effective tax rates of any industry sector, and the overwhelming majority of our members are pass-through businesses, so tax reform that levels the playing field [...]

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Aug 30 2017

Statement by NAW President Dirk Van Dongen on President Trump’s Speech on Tax Reform Today in Springfield, Missouri

Washington, DC (August 30, 2017) … “President Trump made a compelling case for comprehensive tax reform today. Critically, he stressed that leaving money in the hands of individuals and businesses so they can decide themselves how best to deploy these additional resources is the most effective approach to achieving high job creation and economic growth. “The American middle class needs [...]

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Jul 27 2017

Wholesaler-Distributors Applaud Joint Statement of Principals on Tax Reform

Washington, DC (July 27, 2017) … “The Joint Statement on Tax Reform released today by the House, Senate and White House principals represents a significant step toward achieving comprehensive tax reform. It sets forth goals for real reform of our outdated tax system which focus on encouraging economic growth and treating individuals and businesses fairly,” according to Dirk Van Dongen, [...]

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Jul 25 2017

NAW Urges the Senate to Pass a Key Procedural Motion to Begin Debate

Washington, DC (July 25, 2017) ... Today, NAW sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging the Senate to pass a key procedural motion to begin debate on health care reform legislation. While applauding Leader McConnell’s “herculean effort to develop consensus around a market-oriented, patient-centered approach to the reform/replacement of Obamacare,” NAW President, [...]

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Jun 22 2017

Distributor Trade Group Praises Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Washington, DC (June 22, 2017) … The Discussion Draft of the Senate Republican health care bill released earlier today has received an enthusiastic “thumbs-up” from the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) whose President and CEO, Dirk Van Dongen, released the following statement: “NAW members believe it is time to end the Nation’s seven-year Affordable Care Act [...]

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