Trump Administration Releases FY18 Budget

This week the Trump administration released a 2018 budget proposal which would slash nondefense discretionary funding by more than $1.4 trillion. Titled, “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” the plan would make major changes to the social safety net, but would leave Medicare and the retirement portion of Social Security untouched. (The plan would make… Read more »

Healthcare Bill Moves to the Senate

On Wednesday the Congressional Budget Office released an assessment of the House Republican’s American Health Care Act (AHCA). The CBO report states the AHCA would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion over the next decade. The cost savings would come from an $884 billion cut in Medicaid as well as reductions in individual insurance… Read more »

Comments Due on Proposed ‘Extreme Vetting’ Procedures

ASAE has learned that the Trump administration is soliciting public comments on proposed “extreme vetting” procedures for foreign nationals seeking entry to the U.S. ASAE is strongly supportive of appropriate screening procedures but is concerned that the changes proposed by the administration are excessive and could discourage business travel and tourism to the U.S. The… Read more »

Congressional Funding Bill in Flux

Unable to reach a deal on a broad funding bill, Republican lawmakers are supporting a one-week funding bill to keep the government open past Friday evening. “This continuing resolution will continue to keep the government open and operating as normal for the next several days, in order to finalize legislation to fund the federal government… Read more »