Government

  • Trump to sign executive order suspending certain work visas through 2020

    Jun 22, 2020 — President Trump will sign an executive order to suspend the issuance of certain temporary worker visas through the end of 2020, cracking down further on immigration after signing a more narrow measure in April, officials said Monday.
  • House Highway Reauthorization Bill Update

    Jun 18, 2020 — The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is on day 2 of their mark-up and consideration of H.R. 2, the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act’’ (INVEST in America Act). The legislation is designed to supplant the current authorization, (the FAST Act), which is set to expire at the end of September.
  • Funding for Truck Parking

    Jun 17, 2020 — IAM joined the ATA and other leading organizations in a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio, asking the Committee consider providing an additional $505 million for trucking parking projects, as part of the INVEST In America Act.
  • House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Begins Highway Reauthorization Today

    Jun 17, 2020 — The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee began its Committee markup and consideration of the INVEST In America Act. While IAM does not anticipate the legislation will pass both chambers and be signed into law this year, it does include several policy markers for issues that will be addressed in the next Congress.
  • Moving Industry Rebounds as Pentagon Eases Travel Lockdown

    Jun 11, 2020 — The military moving industry is seeing some glimmers of hope as the Pentagon begins easing pandemic travel restrictions after a nearly three-month lockdown. The shipments of troops’ personal belongings has rebounded to about 80% of historical norms for this time of year and could reach 100% within weeks, after dropping to 30% or less in March when the Pentagon ordered a halt to most global moves, according to associations representing the industry.
  • TRANSCOM pulls back $7 billion contract to privatize military household goods moves

    Jun 10, 2020 — A $7.2 billion contract for outsourcing the management of moving service members’ household goods has been pulled back by the U.S. Transportation Command. TRANSCOM officials are reviewing reported allegations made by “an interested party,” according to TRANSCOM spokesman Micheal Walton.
  • Pentagon Reviewing Award of $7.2B Contract to Move Troops

    Jun 10, 2020 — U.S. Transportation Command said it will take corrective action to consider new information from bid protests, gather facts and conduct a review of the Global Household Goods Contract awarded in April to American Roll On Roll Off Carrier Group, Inc., of New Jersey.
  • House Surface Transportation Bill

    Jun 4, 2020 — Under the House version, the FMCSA/DOT would be required to put more specifics (e.g., miles driven, etc.) around their personal conveyance guidance. Congress is also looking more specifically at the issue of driver detention and is seeking detailed data, as well as information on situations arising as a result.
  • U.S. Military Stop-Movement Orders to Be Lifted Immediately at Some Bases

    May 26, 2020 — The stop-movement order in effect for military families on permanent change-of-station moves, originally set to run through June 30, will be lifted in stages, with some installations to begin accepting transfers immediately, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
  • Army Delays Most Winter Personnel Moves, But Plans to Grant Exceptions

    May 18, 2020 — The U.S. Army recently announced that fewer than half of the 4,500 officers who would have been scheduled to move into new assignments this winter will be allowed to do so in an effort to control the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
  • SecDef Keeps Military Stop-Movement Order in Place After Review

    May 18, 2020 — The Defense Department has yet to figure out how permanent change-of-station moves will be conducted this summer when and if the stop-movement order, which currently runs through June 30, is lifted, Pentagon chief spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Friday.
  • MARADMIN 285/30 details permanent change of station tier system

    May 15, 2020 — While adapting to the current Department of Defense-wide Stop Movement Order in response to COVID-19, the Marine Corps addresses the latest guidance regarding Permanent Change of Station (PCS) in MARADMIN 285/20. This guidance outlines the actions of the HQMC, Manpower Management Division and Reserve Affairs Management that will affect the permanent change of station (PCS) orders for the remainder of 2020.
  • It Pays to be Small: New Guidance Gives PPP Loans under $2 Million a Safe Harbor

    May 14, 2020 — On May 13, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Treasury Department released the promised and much awaited “additional guidance” regarding the “certification of need” requirements of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). It is FAQ #46 in the joint SBA-Treasury guidance.
  • USTC J9 Stop Movement/COVID-19 Call (28 April)

    Apr 30, 2020 — On Tuesday, TRANSCOM J9 held their latest Stop Movement call with Services and industry representatives. A number of different issues were discussed.
  • USTC J9 Stop Movement/COVID-19 Call (21 April)

    Apr 22, 2020 — USTC J9 held their Stop Movement Update call on April 21. USTC Deputy Commander, VADM Mewbourne was on the call, along with the J9 Director, Rick Marsh, and a number of the J9 staff.
  • Modification and Reissuance of DoD Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Travel Restrictions

    Apr 20, 2020
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO) Releases Report on DoD “Movement of Household Goods”

    Apr 10, 2020 — GAO released their long-awaited report on their assessment of DoD’s Personal Property Program (DP3) and implications of transitioning to a single move manager under the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC).
  • Joint Association Letter – Emergency Financial Support Needed for the Defense Personal Property Program (DP3)

    Apr 7, 2020 — IAM and AMSA signed a joint letter to the USTC Commander, GEN Stephen Lyons, asking for any advocacy/assistance he could provide for this industry to work with DoD to get financial support.
  • IAM Attends the Young Movers Conference (YMC) in Romania

    May 22, 2019 — IAM Staff Members Brian Limperopulos and Julia O’Connor attended the 2019 Young Movers Conference earlier this month.