Last year, Congress passed historic tax reform legislation that will impact associations on almost every front. To address these tax law changes, ASAE will host a special Power of A Facebook Live and Periscope session on January 31 at 2:30pm EST. Join this session to ask your questions about tax reform and to learn how… Read more »

The Postal Rate Commission (PRC) last month proposed a new rate system that would allow the struggling U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to raise postal rates significantly for each of the next five years. The PRC has the authority to review and change the rate system and, while there is no strong consensus on the commission,… Read more »

ASAE has joined the U.S. Travel Association and other pro-travel groups to launch the Visit U.S. Coalition, whose aim is to work with the administration to reverse the decline in international travel to the U.S. Research prepared by U.S. Travel shows that while global travel has increased 7.9 percent from 2015 to 2017, the U.S…. Read more »

House leaders are hoping to end the threat of a government shutdown by holding a vote later today on another short-term spending bill to fund the government through Feb. 16. There is opposition to the bill from both conservative Republicans who are increasingly frustrated about the lack of long-term funding for the military, and Democrats… Read more »

Republican leaders may skip trying to pass a budget this year, according to POLITICO, which would effectively kill any possibility of repealing Obamacare or revamping entitlement programs this year. Foregoing a budget this year would limit with GOP leaders could pass because it would preclude them from using the reconciliation tool that allowed them to… Read more »

Congressional Republicans are working to combine a number of tax provisions into one tax extenders bill that Congress could take up later this year. To date, Republicans on different sides of the Capitol have focused on different priorities, with Senate Finance Republicans seeking to extend several expired tax provisions that won’t be available for 2017… Read more »

There were tentative overtures from President Trump this week on a bipartisan deal to protect young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation, though those negotiations are complicated by resistance from more liberal Democrats as well as Republican immigration hard-liners. Trump convened a session with congressional leaders at the White House Tuesday and outlined the… Read more »

ASAE is in the process of preparing comments on proposed rules released last week to expand association health plans (AHPs) as a means of providing access to affordable health coverage for small businesses and their employees. Comments on the Department of Labor’s proposed rules are due March 6, 2018. ASAE will share its draft comments… Read more »

ASAE will host a briefing on the tax law enacted late last year and the implications for associations and other tax-exempt organizations on Jan. 23 at 8:30 AM at the ASAE Conference Center in Washington, DC. The briefing will be moderated by ASAE President and CEO John Graham, FASAE, CAE and speakers will include Sandra… Read more »

Sen. Orrin Hatch’s (R-UT) retirement frees up a coveted post as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over issues impacting the tax-exempt community. Hatch, who earlier this week announced his decision to step down at the end of 2018, has just helped to enact the first major overhaul of the tax code… Read more »