The Trump administration is suing California in an effort to block the state’s new net neutrality law from going into effect. California’s new law, set to take effect Jan. 1, bans Internet providers like Comcast and Verizon from blocking or slowing down websites or charging companies for faster delivery. It is widely viewed to be… Read more »

The Senate on Wednesday approved a five-year reauthorization for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), sending the bill to the White House for President Trump’s signature. The bill passed the Senate by a 93-6 vote and is the first five-year FAA funding bill since the 1980s. “This is something we’ve been trying to do for many… Read more »

More than 1,000 association professionals and industry partners were on hand at the National Building Museum Oct. 3 for ASAE’s 19th Annual Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner to celebrate the vital role associations play in advancing society. The Summit Awards are part of ASAE’s Power of A Awards program, which honors the outstanding accomplishments of… Read more »

ASAE will host a program Nov. 8 from 3 PM-5 PM to review the midterm election results and assess the impact on associations’ legislative agendas in 2019 and beyond. The midterm election review program, supported by ASAE’s Power of A program and the Government Relations Section Council, is part of ASAE’s Government Relations Symposium Series…. Read more »

ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition have been monitoring Michigan House Bill 6114 as it relates to certification issues. This legislation calls for a commission to make recommendations, rather than mandating statutory or regulatory changes, so its impact on the certification community is less direct than some of the other legislation we have been monitoring. Nonetheless,… Read more »

President Trump said last night he will sign an $852 billion spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown at the end of the week. The spending bill passed by the House this week funds all agencies at current levels through Dec. 7. The continuing resolution passed as part of a broader 2019 appropriations package… Read more »

The House is expected to vote this week on a package of bills known as “Tax 2.0” that among other things would make permanent the individual tax cuts in last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While House leaders view a second round of tax cuts to be politically popular in advance of the November… Read more »

The Senate on Sept. 18 passed a short-term spending bill that would keep the government running through Dec. 7, which would postpone any threat of a government shutdown until after the midterm elections. The short-term spending bill is attached to an appropriations package containing 2019 funding for the Pentagon as well as for the Labor,… Read more »

The National Labor Relations Board announced this week it is revising its test for determining whether two employers are considered joint employers and are both liable under the National Labor Relations Act. To be considered a joint employer under the new NLRB rule, an employer must possess and actually exercise substantial direct and immediate control… Read more »

Nonprofit political groups engaged in electioneering activities must disclose their top political donors beginning this week after the Supreme Court on Sept. 18 declined to intervene in a controversial campaign finance case. The court’s decision could affect political ad spending by 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) groups from now until the November midterm elections. “This is a… Read more »