Congress Fails to Pass Zika Funding Bill

Senate Democrats this week blocked a must-pass federal spending bill that would have provided $1.1 billion to fight the mosquito-born Zika virus, saying the bill was loaded with “a goody bag” of provisions favored by conservatives. The partisan squabbling raises the strong possibility that Congress will recess for most of July and August without approving… Read more »

Republicans Tout Tax Reform Blueprint

House Republicans last Friday unveiled their blueprint for enacting comprehensive tax reform, a key piece of the Republicans’ policy platform rolled out by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). Though the tax blueprint leaves out some important details – including which deductions would be eliminated and how much the plan would cost – Ryan and House… Read more »

ASAE Hosts Overtime Rule Discussion

ASAE earlier today held a special Power of A Facebook Live and Periscope session to help association professionals better understand how the Department of Labor’s (DOL) expanded overtime rule will impact their own organizations. During the session, Julia Judish, a leading employment lawyer with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, and Bob Skelton, CAE, ASAE’s chief… Read more »

GOP Tax Reform Blueprint Due Tomorrow

House Republicans on June 24 are scheduled to release their blueprint for a comprehensive overhaul of the tax code, which they will seek to enact next year. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) has not released details of the document in advance, but said it will contain a number of pro-growth ideas… Read more »

House Oversight Committee Votes to Censure Koskinen

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 23-15 to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and call for his resignation or removal from his post. The resolution, which is Congress’s way of expressing formal disapproval, was passed on a partisan vote with no Democrats in support. Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)… Read more »