Hatch Calls for Feedback on Tax Reform

Congressional leaders continue to assert that tax reform is a major priority this year, although tax writers in both the House and Senate are admittedly still looking for specific ideas to overhaul the tax system that lawmakers can agree to support. Earlier this week, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in a speech to the… Read more »

ASAE Urges Inclusiveness in Healthcare Debate

ASAE earlier this week urged Senate leaders to be more inclusive in crafting health-care legislation, as opposed to working behind closed doors and with little input from health-care organizations and other stakeholders in the health-care system. Until today, the details of the Senate health-care bill had been deliberated in secret for weeks. ASAE reasoned in… Read more »

Senate GOP Leaders Unveil Health-Care Bill

After weeks of closed-door negotiations, Senate Republicans released a health-care bill today that would do away with large parts of the Affordable Care Act and cap funding for Medicaid, one of the nation’s biggest entitlement programs. The 142-page Senate bill has been called a “discussion draft” and Senate leaders emphasized that the legislation is likely… Read more »

Thune, Casey Introduce CHARITY Act

Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Bob Casey (R-PA) introduced this week legislation that would encourage charitable giving and make it easier for charitable organizations to carry out their missions. The CHARITY Act (S. 1343) builds on several charitable tax provisions signed into law in 2015, including one that makes permanent a law allowing taxpayers who… Read more »

Congress Has Crowded Agenda Ahead of Tax Reform

Congressional leaders and the White House continue to cite tax reform as a top priority for this session but a number of other issues are complicating the legislative agenda, including advancing a health care bill, passing a budget and increasing the debt ceiling before the fall. Republican senators are still resolving ideological differences in putting… Read more »