Earlier this year, ASAE awarded 16 Silver Power of A Awards in the category of The Power of Community Support and Engagement. The associations listed below were recognized for their programs in one of the following areas: marshalling industry or profession-specific expertise and resources in response to an immediate or long-term natural disaster or societal… Read more »

Earlier this year, ASAE awarded seven Silver Power of A Awards in the category of The Power of Advocacy. The following associations earned awards for their advocacy programs in one of the following areas: promoting civil discourse and collaboration between government and the private sector; mobilizing members and volunteers in grassroots advocacy with demonstrable results;… Read more »

Congressional appropriators are reportedly preparing a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the government after the continuing resolution expires on Dec. 11. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) met this week with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and are confident that President Trump will… Read more »

ASAE joined a large coalition of business groups this week in calling on the Trump administration to temporarily suspend “loan necessity” questionnaires developed to scrutinize businesses that took emergency payroll loans during the pandemic. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has been circulating the new questionnaires to obtain information from businesses that took Paycheck Protection Program… Read more »

President-Elect Joe Biden called on Congress this week to end the stalemate and pass a COVID-19 stimulus package on par with the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act that the House passed six months ago. Republicans have opposed the HEROES Act as too expensive and negotiations on a relief bill have gone nowhere since lawmakers returned to… Read more »