On Tuesday ASAE sent a letter to Congressional leadership imploring them to take action to ensure that individuals eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, are able to work and study and contribute to society without the threat of deportation. ASAE is concerned ending the program would have serious repercussions… Read more »

ASAE joined the U.S. Travel Association and other travel and tourism stakeholders in urging the White House this week to reconsider eliminating a State Department policy that ensures that 80 percent of visa applicants are interviewed within three weeks of submitting a visa application. The joint letter to the administration expresses the concern of ASAE… Read more »

ASAE earlier this week urged Senate leaders to be more inclusive in crafting health-care legislation, as opposed to working behind closed doors and with little input from health-care organizations and other stakeholders in the health-care system. Until today, the details of the Senate health-care bill had been deliberated in secret for weeks. ASAE reasoned in… Read more »

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 »

In 2012 the ASAE Public Policy Committee and Government Relations Section Council formed a working group that was tasked with examining current ASAE policy regarding lobbying and creating a statement on the value of association lobbying to society. The group updated the Association Lobbyist Professional Guidelines that were approved by the Board of Directors this past… Read more »