Senate Health Education Labor & Pensions Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC) released a discussion draft yesterday of legislation to boost retirement savings. The draft would allow employers to offer pension-linked emergency savings accounts and allow retirement plans used by nonprofit organizations to participate in multiple employer and pooled employer… Read more »

The U.S. Travel Association testified this week before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee in support of two bills the travel industry believes are critical to ensuring the nation’s long-term competitiveness in the global travel market. The Visit America Act (H.R. 6965) would establish an Assistant Secretary for Travel and Tourism position at the U.S…. Read more »

Registration is now open for ASAE’s 2022 Summit Awards Dinner, to be held Sept. 29 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The ASAE Summit Awards Dinner celebrates the powerful contributions that associations make to society through industry and professional advancement; global development; diversity, equity, and inclusion; advocacy; and community support and engagement. A… Read more »

While President Biden this week marked the milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID in the U.S., a fresh round of funding to boost the availability of tests, therapeutics and vaccines remains stalled in Congress. Consensus on a $10 billion COVID aid package briefly emerged earlier this spring, but to break a logjam in the… Read more »

Several House Republicans are in the mix for the open seat on the House Ways and Means Committee created by Rep. Tom Reed’s (R-NY) resignation earlier this week. Ways and Means, the chief tax-writing committee in the House, is a powerful and highly-coveted committee assignment. Rep. David Kustoff (R-TN) is reportedly a front runner for… Read more »

House Democrats running for reelection in competitive districts are urging leadership this week to push more legislation that could reverse the party’s political fortunes ahead of the midterm elections this fall. Roughly six months out from the elections, Republicans are well-positioned to take back the House this fall. Many of the 32 Frontline Democrats considered… Read more »

The deadline to submit an application for ASAE’s 2022 Power of Associations Awards has been extended to Friday, May 6. The Power of Associations Awards are offered in five categories: Community Support and Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Advocacy, Industry/Professional Advancement and Global Development. Even through the pandemic-related challenges of the past two years, associations have… Read more »

Association professionals who want to attend the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition but have limited organizational resources can now apply for the ASAE-USAE Travel Scholarship to offset their costs. The ASAE-USAE Travel Scholarship awards three scholarships annually to support a diverse pool of ASAE members who are committed to advancing their knowledge, network and career… Read more »

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) met this week with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to discuss a tax increase and deficit reduction bill to curb rising inflation. Manchin, who torpedoed Democrats’ Build Back Better spending package last year, is now open to raising the corporate tax rate to 25 percent and the capital gains tax… Read more »