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Legislative Round-Up | June 2024

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Breaking News : The American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) Modified, But Still is Inherently Flawed…Future in House Uncertain

On June 21 a new version of the APRA (H.R. 8818) was made public. Unfortunately, the new draft still allows portions of the California Consumer Privacy Act and the Illinois Biometric Law to continue without federal preemption. The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA) has consistently believed that a comprehensive national privacy law should include an unambiguous preemption of current or future state privacy statutes, allowing for one uniform national standard for the responsible use of data.

Additionally, the revised APRA also continues to provide for a private right of action (allowing for class-action lawsuits). Liability to the private right of action does not require the actual demonstration of harm but could be triggered by a minor violation of the legislation.

The House Energy & Commerce Committee had scheduled for today (June 27) consideration of the bill. However, strong opposition by a number of committee members resulted in today’s possible markup of the bill being cancelled with no date set for future consideration. Given the two controversial provisions cited above, it is uncertain whether the bill will be taken up by the committee later this year.

During several of our Advocacy Week meetings it became clear that there is growing opposition to the legislation, particularly in the Senate, where the 60-vote cloture rule (out of 100 Senators) is generally required to allow legislation to move forward to the Senate floor. Given the potential enormous impact of this legislation, TNPA will continue to be vigilant on this issue.

The link for the full text of the revised legislation is here. Also, the section-by-section review of the legislation prepared by the House Energy & Commerce Committee is here.

TNPA’s Inaugural Advocacy Week…Three Fast-Paced Days!

If you want to experience three fast-paced days advocating on behalf of the nonprofit sector, just come to The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA).

From June 11 through June 13, 2024, it never slowed down at TNPA. TNPA’s first-ever Advocacy Week was a whirlwind of information and good old-fashioned lobbying to promote the vital interests of the nonprofit sector.

Legislation in the States

Read more about new state laws and proposed state bills that could impact the work of the nonprofit sector by visiting TNPA’s State Legislation webpage.

Around Capitol Hill in 90 Seconds with Mark Micali
June 2024 | Recorded: 6.18.2024

Congressional Spotlight: Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE)

Each month TNPA introduces you to a member of Congress who is a leader on legislative matters important to our TNPA community, with representation from both parties.

Headshot of Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE).

Q&A with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester

TNPA has worked closely with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester of Delaware and had the opportunity to ask the Congresswoman a few questions, and share them here:

When was the moment you realized you were serious about getting into public service?

As a grad student and young mother with my son on my hip and pregnant with my daughter, I attended a town hall meeting hosted by then-Congressman (and now Senator) Tom Carper. After it ended, I remember walking up and talking to him about ways to get involved. He talked about public service and told me about internships in his office – so I applied for one. I went on to serve as an intern in his office, then caseworker, then policy advisor, then cabinet secretary when he became Governor, and now, as his colleague in Congress. Mentors and role models do make a difference, and I am proud to carry on his legacy of service.

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Mark Micali
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Mark Micali is Vice President, Government Affairs for The Nonprofit Alliance and has spent his career on Capitol Hill.  You can reach him at

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