Trump Calls Off Broader COVID-19 Relief Talks

President Trump on Tuesday abruptly ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to cut off COVID-19 relief negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) until after the November elections. In a series of tweets shortly after he was released from a hospital where he was treated for COVID-19 over the weekend, Trump accused Pelosi of “not negotiating… Read more »

ASAE Condemns White House Orders on Federal DEI Training

ASAE this week urged the White House to rescind recent directives to federal agencies to end diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) training sessions for government workers. Under orders from the White House, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have instructed federal agencies to identify all required and voluntary… Read more »

Trump Opposing Funding for Postal Service

President Trump said earlier today that he won’t support emergency funding the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) because it would help expand mail-in voting during the pandemic. Trump told reporters he would not approve the $25 billion in USPS funding that congressional Democrats seek, or $3.5 billion in supplemental funding for the revenue-challenged agency. “Now, they… Read more »

Trump Threatens Tax-Exempt Status of Schools, Colleges

President Trump said Friday he’s instructing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to review the tax-exempt status of U.S. schools, colleges and universities deemed to have political agendas. “Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education,” Trump tweeted. “Therefore I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status…and/or Funding,… Read more »

White House Won’t Release Summer Economic Projections

White House officials will not release updated economic projections this summer as is common practice, according to the Washington Post. The White House typically unveils a federal budget proposal every February and then provides a “mid-session review” in July or August with updated projections on trends such as unemployment, inflation and economic growth. Two White… Read more »