Capitol Fencing to Come Down

More than six months after the events of January 6, all remaining security fencing around the Capitol is set to come down. According to a memo sent to staff and lawmakers on Wednesday, the removal could begin as early as Friday and finish Monday. The memo also noted the Architect of the Capitol can put… Read more »

Public Affairs Council Research: Virtual Advocacy is Here to Stay

A poll released by the Public Affairs Council in May shows that positive sentiment toward virtual advocacy has increased significantly in the past year. The survey of 157 government affairs executives shows an appreciation for the value of virtual lobbying as well as concerns about securing in-person meetings with lawmakers in the future. “Advocates of… Read more »

House Unveils Big Tech Antitrust Legislation

Last week, bipartisan legislators in the House of Representatives introduced a package of bills that would make the biggest changes to antitrust laws in decades. The legislation, while not specifying companies, would likely target Google, Facebook, Amazon and possibly Microsoft. In particular, the package would eliminate “self-preferencing” often used by tech giants to promote their… Read more »

New Legislation Aims to Repeal UBIT on Fringe Benefits

On May 2, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Preserve Charities and Houses of Worship Act to repeal taxes on nonprofit fringe benefit offerings. This legislation, which accompanies a previously introduced bill in the US House of Representatives, would also rescind the requirement that organizations report their unrelated businesses or… Read more »

Honest Ads Act Reintroduced

This week a bipartisan group of legislators introduced the Honest Ads Act in the House and the Senate. The legislation would update disclosure and transparency rules for online political advertising. Political and social media ads sold online would be held to the same standard as those that appear on TV, radio, and print. Senators Amy… Read more »