With the midterm elections rapidly approaching, the ASAE Public Policy team would like to update our community on a couple of the key issues that we have been following. Please find two memos detailing two ongoing issues of interest to associations: implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and tax reform. The documents represent the ASAE Public Policy staff assessment of the current issues.

It’s important to use the time we have before the elections as well as the lame duck session to educate members of Congress about the implications these issues may have on associations. While changes in healthcare policy are frequent, and comprehensive tax reform is likely to stretch into the next Congress, laying the groundwork on Capitol Hill now can only help our cause in future discussions. If you have an opportunity to visit your election official either in your home state during the August recess or during the remainder of the session, please feel free to use these updates as talking points for your discussion.  For assistance with reaching out to your Member of Congress, please contact the ASAE Public Policy team at 202.626.2703 or publicpolicy@asaenet.org.

Should any new developments occur in these areas, ASAE staff will keep the community updated. As always, we thank you for being informed, passionate advocates for the association community.