Congress Prepares for Budget Showdown

The deadline for Congress to reach a deal on a funding bill is quickly approaching. The current CR was passed by the lame-duck Congress last year after they were unable to reach an agreement on a larger package. A budget must be passed by April 28 to avoid a government shutdown. Congressional Democrats have said… Read more »

Register for ASAE’s GR Symposium in June

ASAE will host its Government Relations Symposium June 5 at the Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center in Washington, DC. This year’s conference will tackle some of the most challenging issues confronting association government relations professionals in the field and help them maximize their association’s influence and relationships with policymakers. The theme of this year’s… Read more »

Trump to Keep White House Visitor Log Secret

The Trump administration announced Friday that it will not be voluntarily disclosing the names of visitors to the White House complex, citing “grave national security risks and privacy concerns.” The announcement prompted criticism from ethics and watchdog groups, who argue the public has a right to know who visits the White House. Three such groups… Read more »

ASAE Opposes Tennessee Bill Aimed at Association Codes of Ethics

Legislation passed this week by the Tennessee House and Senate would curtail association codes of ethics in the state of Tennessee. The legislation would require state licensing boards to address codes of conduct for each occupation and create unique ethics rules for each profession. On April 19 ASAE sent a letter urging Governor Haslam to… Read more »