House Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban Corporate PACs

Two House Democrats introduced legislation last month to ban for-profit corporations from sponsoring political action committees (PACs). Reps. Max Rose (D-NY) and Josh Harder (D-CA) said the legislation is needed to end the influence of corporate special interests. The bill does not address association PACs but would mandate that existing corporate PACs be dissolved one… Read more »

Travel Leaders Continue to Press for Brand USA Renewal

Travel leaders are asking House and Senate leaders to include Brand USA renewal in any year-end government funding package. Brand USA is the public-private entity created in 2010 to market the U.S. as a destination to international visitors. The Visit U.S. Coalition, which includes ASAE, has been urging Congress to reauthorize Brand USA before its… Read more »

Stakeholders Urge Congress to Fully Repeal Cadillac Tax

ASAE joined a diverse group of employers and other stakeholders in a letter this week urging Senate leaders to fully repeal the “Cadillac tax” on high-cost employer-provided health insurance that was supposed to help pay for the Affordable Care Act. Delayed repeatedly by Congress, the tax would impose a 40 percent excise tax beginning in… Read more »

UBIT Coalition Pushing for Year-End Tax Fix

ASAE and its UBIT Coalition continue to press Congress to repeal the 21-percent tax on nonprofit parking and transportation benefits in any year-end tax package or government funding bill. Repealing the tax, enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, has bipartisan support but lawmakers are running out of time to get… Read more »

Brady Says Year-End Tax Bill Possible

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, told POLITICO this week there is a decent chance that Congress can pass a year-end tax bill if Democrats are willing to keep the package “relatively tight.” “As long as the whole galaxy is being considered for the extenders package, not much… Read more »