Congressional Summer Outlook

As Congress returns from their Memorial Day break next week there are a host of policy issues on their plate to address. Last week Congress left town without being able to reach an agreement on funding to fight the spread of Zika. “Speed is critical. A day, a week, a month can make all of… Read more »

Senate Salaries Remain Unchanged

Last month the Senate Appropriations Committee voted for an appropriations bill that did not include salary increases for Senate staff. A provision preventing salary increases has been in place in the Senate since 2009 and in the House since 2010. Earlier in May the House Appropriations committee adopted by voice vote a measure sponsored by… Read more »

Ryan Looking for “Common Ground” on Tax Reform

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) this week dismissed President Obama’s “tax-and-spend approach” in his FY16 budget proposal, but said he wants to see where he can find common ground with the White House on tax policy. At a Feb. 3 hearing on the president’s budget request, Ryan said the administration has… Read more »

FCC Considers New Approach to Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler is considering a new hybrid approach to rules designed to secure an open Internet, according to a number of media reports. The proposal would establish the FCC’s authority to enforce net neutrality, the principle that Internet service providers should treat all traffic on the Internet equally. But unlike… Read more »

ASAE Members Meet with Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH)

ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE with YMCA of the USA interns.

On July 11 association executives from over 30 organizations met with Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH) at ASAE to discuss critical public policy issues impacting associations. ASAE members from a diverse group of trade and professional associations as well as charitable organizations were in attendance. During the discussion ASAE members brought up issues the impact the… Read more »