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10 G O V E R N M E N T A F FA I R S U P D AT E NO APPEAL     MDA DECISION CROSSES THE FINISH!                                    The Massachusetts Delivery Association’s (MDA) case against the Commonwealth’s Attorney General is finally over with their most recent decision and victory standing from the Federal First District court. The Attorney General had until August 11th to file an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court which it did not do. Congratulations are in order for the MDA with thanks to Michelle Cully of Xpressman for putting her company forward as the test case as well as to Aaron Driben, MDA President and the rest of the MDA Board Fred Aryan, Steve Cannavo and Eric Devine for helping keeping the wheels turning forward. This decision allows the FAAAA pre-emp- tion over the ‘B’ factor in Massachusetts’s ‘ABC’ IC test to stand. With the case over and the threat of a final appeal gone, please find out how you can help the MDA finish the legal fees as well by contacting Shawn Swearingen. Look for complete coverage and insight in coming editions of the CLDA Express newsletters and the next issue of the magazine. Federal Update: CLDA Picks Up Co-Sponsors The MDA decision allows the FAAAA pre-emption over the ‘B’ factor in Massachusetts’s ‘ABC’ IC test to stand. Despite election activity and members of Congress going in and out of session, CLDA has picked up three new co-sponsors this year! Representatives Tom Emmer (R-MN), Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) have all signed on to CLDA’s HR 2483 bill this calendar year. All three are a direct result of constituent outreach and meetings during CLDA Lobby Day events. Amongst the three, Representative Steve Scalise is a member of the House leadership serving as the Majority Whip. Through the summer, staff has heard of IRS audit reports as it relates to the 20-factor test. In order to properly monitor the activity please contact CLDA staff if you hear of increased activity in your area. This allows our lobbyists at Prime and Shawn Swearingen to relay any information to the Congressional Oversight Committees. Customized Logistics and Delivery Association | Fall 2016