Trump Vows to ‘Destroy’ Johnson Amendment

President Trump vowed earlier today to overturn a law restricting political speech by churches and other 501(c)(3) organizations, fulfilling a promise Trump made on the campaign trail. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” Trump said at… Read more »

ASAE Responds to Trump’s Travel Ban

ASAE earlier this week said the Trump administration’s refugee and travel ban is already affecting international attendance at upcoming association conferences. President Trump’s executive order on immigration went into effect last Friday, leading to confusion, legal questions and protests across the country over the weekend. The order indefinitely bars Syrian refugees from entering the United… Read more »

Will Trump ‘Drain the Swamp’?

Federal lobbyists are already busy trying to forecast what will take place in the first 100 days or so of the Trump administration, but will also be watching to see if Congress embraces the president-elect’s call to “drain the swamp” and change the way influence works in the nation’s capital. Trump ran his campaign as… Read more »

Trump Win Could Spur Tax Reform

Following President-elect Donald Trump’s win on Nov. 8, House Republicans said this week that tax reform will be near the top of their legislative agenda for 2017. A tax code overhaul is much more probable after Trump’s win, because the tax blueprint released earlier this year by GOP tax-writers is very close to the tax… Read more »

ASAE Signs NAM Letter to President-Elect

ASAE President and CEO John Graham, FASAE, CAE, joined business and association leaders this week in signing a pledge to work together with the next presidential administration to restore trust in government and business institutions and do what is best for the nation moving forward. The letter was developed by the National Association of Manufacturers… Read more »