Murphy Joining House Ways and Means

Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC) is joining the House Ways and Means Committee, filling a vacancy following the resignation of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) from the House. Murphy’s appointment was announced this week by Ways and Means Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX). Murphy’s appointment is of interest to associations since Ways and Means has jurisdiction over… Read more »

Travel Industry Asks for Federal Aid

More than 600 travel industry organizations, including ASAE, signed on to a letter urging lawmakers to take action on near-term federal policies to restore and grow the U.S. travel industry. The letter, organized by the U.S. Travel Association, points out that the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the travel industry over $730 billion in lost spending… Read more »

Voting Rights Bill Blocked in Senate

The push for federal voting rights legislation appears stymied, after Senate Republicans blocked an elections bill in the chamber last night and Democrats were unsuccessful in weakening the Senate’s filibuster rules to pass the legislation by a simple majority. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has been blocked on several attempts to pass voting rights… Read more »