DC Council Moves Ahead on Alternate Paid Leave Law

Update: Efforts are currently underway to try to amend the funding of Washington, DC’s paid leave act before its effects are felt by employers and employees. On October 10 the DC Council will hold a hearing on multiple paid leave bills which provide different funding mechanisms for the paid leave bill that passed in December… Read more »

How to Help Earthquake and Hurricane Victims

“Don’t forget about us.” The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, shared this plea for help standing in the midst of a crowded shelter as Hurricane Maria whipped across the island. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented support. Whether due to the impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, or the result of multiple earthquakes that… Read more »

Associations Rally to Help Hurricane Victims

Many associations are joining the effort to help those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Visit the links below to see how:  Houston Association of Realtors offers hurricane relief after Harvey “The Houston Association of Realtors has dedicated a portion of their website to help people find temporary shelter. This database allows agents, sustained homeowners,… Read more »

ACA Repeal Bill Gains Momentum

The September 30 deadline for healthcare legislation to pass the Senate using a simple majority is looming. Legislation from Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) seems to be gaining speed and is expected to face a vote in the Senate next week. Known as Graham-Cassidy, the plan would cut federal funding for healthcare… Read more »

Senate Makes Progress on Budget Resolution

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), key Republican Senate leaders on the Budget Committee, appear to have reached an agreement on a budget resolution that would allow for tax cuts over a 10 year period. The budget resolution is a critical piece necessary to unlock reconciliation rules to pass tax reform on a simple majority. According to The Hill, the resolution will call… Read more »