Senate GOP Leaders Unveil Health-Care Bill

After weeks of closed-door negotiations, Senate Republicans released a health-care bill today that would do away with large parts of the Affordable Care Act and cap funding for Medicaid, one of the nation’s biggest entitlement programs. The 142-page Senate bill has been called a “discussion draft” and Senate leaders emphasized that the legislation is likely… Read more »

ASAE Letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell

ASAE sent the following letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on June 20:   June 20, 2017   The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510   Dear Majority Leader McConnell: On behalf of America’s vast association sector, I strongly encourage you and your fellow senators to be more inclusive… Read more »

Congress Has Crowded Agenda Ahead of Tax Reform

Congressional leaders and the White House continue to cite tax reform as a top priority for this session but a number of other issues are complicating the legislative agenda, including advancing a health care bill, passing a budget and increasing the debt ceiling before the fall. Republican senators are still resolving ideological differences in putting… Read more »

Senate Republicans Still Working on Health Bill

Republican senators are still working through some ideological disagreements before releasing their bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The details of the draft bill are being closely held, particularly until leaders have cost estimates for various provisions from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to have the Senate… Read more »