“Don’t forget about us.” The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, shared this plea for help standing in the midst of a crowded shelter as Hurricane Maria whipped across the island. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented support. Whether due to the impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, or the result of multiple earthquakes that… Read more »

Many associations are joining the effort to help those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Visit the links below to see how:  Houston Association of Realtors offers hurricane relief after Harvey “The Houston Association of Realtors has dedicated a portion of their website to help people find temporary shelter. This database allows agents, sustained homeowners,… Read more »

The September 30 deadline for healthcare legislation to pass the Senate using a simple majority is looming. Legislation from Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) seems to be gaining speed and is expected to face a vote in the Senate next week. Known as Graham-Cassidy, the plan would cut federal funding for healthcare… Read more »

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), key Republican Senate leaders on the Budget Committee, appear to have reached an agreement on a budget resolution that would allow for tax cuts over a 10 year period. The budget resolution is a critical piece necessary to unlock reconciliation rules to pass tax reform on a simple majority. According to The Hill, the resolution will call… Read more »

Discussions are ongoing between the administration and Congress on how to reform the tax code. Republican leadership in Congress and the White House plan to release a tax reform framework next week. The contents of the framework and to what extent it will focus on policy remains to be seen. Business leaders and lawmakers are hoping this will… Read more »