Trump Preparing Executive Order on Health Care

With health care legislation stalled, President Trump on Wednesday told reporters at the White House that he plans to issue an executive order to allow health insurance to be purchased across state lines. Selling insurance across state lines is an idea many Republicans have long supported, and could encourage the formation of interstate association health… Read more »

Ninth Circuit Hears Arguments on Travel Ban

Judges on a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel sounded highly skeptical Aug. 28 of the Trump administration’s efforts to deny grandparents an exemption from Trump’s travel ban executive order. A three-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments this week on how the travel ban can be implemented while affected parties await a… Read more »

Supreme Court Allows Exemptions in Travel Ban

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to enforce its temporary refugee ban, but said it must allow broader exemptions to the travel ban order for extended family members such as grandparents, aunts and uncles. This week’s order is a follow-up to a decision by the Supreme Court in June to allow the… Read more »

ASAE Signs Letter on Timely Visa Processing

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 »

DOL Will Revisit Overtime Threshold

As expected, the Department of Labor (DOL) last week dropped its defense of the Obama administration’s overtime rule, but indicated it will defend the agency’s right to set a salary threshold on who qualifies for overtime pay in the future. The overtime rule finalized by DOL last year would have doubled (to $47,476) the salary… Read more »