President Trump’s nominee to head the Labor Department, Alexander Acosta, suggested in a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday that he would not support the overtime rule put out last year under the Obama administration. Acosta told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that, if confirmed, he would follow Trump’s instructions that Cabinet members review… Read more »

The United States and Britain earlier this week announced they will bar airline passengers from certain Muslim-majority countries from carrying laptop computers, iPads and other devices larger than a cell phone aboard direct inbound flights. The U.S. ban covers 10 airports in eight countries, including busy hubs in Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United… Read more »

While ASAE’s legislative fly-in was threatened – but not thwarted – by snowstorm Stella, nearly 200 advocates successfully visited Capitol Hill last week for American Associations Day 2017. The fly-in participants, representing associations from more than 30 states, discussed a couple of key issues: tax reform and its potential impact on associations and the value… Read more »