The Trump administration today proposed new regulations to expand association health plans (AHPs) to create more access to affordable health coverage for small businesses and their employees. The proposed rules stem from an executive order President Trump issued in October directing federal agencies to loosen restrictions under the federal ERISA law to allow groups that… Read more »

Congressional leaders from both parties met with White House staff yesterday to begin hashing out a budget deal and avoid another government shutdown threat. Before the meeting, however, there was a lot of political posturing about the upcoming Jan. 19 deadline to avoid a shutdown. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a letter to… Read more »

Make plans now to join ASAE Public Policy on Capitol Hill for the American Associations Day fly-in March 21-22 in Washington, DC. This is the only legislative fly-in where association professionals can meet with the staffs of members of Congress and advocate for association management issues. The event is open to any association professional or… Read more »

Fresh off their tax reform victory, GOP leaders are trying to avert a government shutdown by bringing a short-term funding bill to the House floor today. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is working to soothe his fractured caucus, some of whom are upset that leadership is not trying to pass full-year funding for the Pentagon. Ryan… Read more »