Below please find a statement from ASAE’s President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE: “As an update, the Texas Legislature special session concluded last night without the passage of discriminatory legislation that ASAE and many in our community were monitoring. ASAE commends Texas legislators, in particular Speaker Joe Straus, for having the courage to… Read more »

On Monday during ASAE’s Annual Meeting, a session was hosted to share how the association community’s brand – The Power of A – can be employed to help associations communicate their societal value at the grass roots level. Session participants heard from a panel including Mark N. Dorsey, MBA, CAE, CEO, Construction Specifications Institute; Paul… Read more »

Association CEOs and senior-level government relations professionals attending ASAE Toronto this week should RSVP for a CEO Power Breakfast taking place Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Toronto Convention Centre, Room 501A, from 7:30 am-8:45 am. The breakfast panel discussion, hosted by the Fort Worth CVB, is focused on advocacy challenges for association leaders, and will… Read more »

Congress is out of session until early September but Republican leaders are looking at a potential firestorm over the debt ceiling when they return. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) are leaning toward passing a “clean” debt ceiling increase before the government exceeds its borrowing authority on Sept. 29, but… Read more »

Efforts are still underway to try to amend the funding of Washington, DC’s paid leave act before its effects are felt by employers and employees. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announced a hearing on multiple paid leave bills which provide different funding mechanisms for the paid leave bill that passed in December of 2016. The hearing… Read more »