ASAE is hosting a panel discussion on tax reform and the possible impact on associations on Dec. 6 from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at ASAE’s offices in Washington, DC. The panel will discuss specific provisions in the tax bill the House released today, as well as how those proposed changes to the tax code impact associations…. Read more »

Following a deadly terrorist attack in Manhattan this week, President Trump said he has directed the Department of Homeland Security to boost its “extreme vetting” procedures for foreign nationals seeking entry to the U.S. Trump said the alleged driver in Tuesday’s truck attack that killed eight people and injured 11 in New York City entered… Read more »

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced a bill this week that would toughen some of the disclosure rules for lobbyists working for foreign interests on Capitol Hill. The legislation is meant to strengthen the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the law that’s intended to prevent undue foreign influence in domestic policy. Grassley’s bill… Read more »

After weeks of closed-door meetings, House Republicans on Nov. 2 rolled out their much-anticipated tax bill which would slash the corporate tax rate to 20 percent and create three new individual tax brackets of 12 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent. The top tax rate for high earners would stay at 39.6 percent. Republican leaders… Read more »

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act H.R. 1 Section-by-Section Summary Bill Text After weeks of closed-door meetings, House Republicans on Nov. 2 rolled out their much-anticipated tax bill and it includes a number of provisions that should look familiar to associations, as well as some insurance and benefits provisions that are being seen for the first… Read more »

ASAE is hosting a panel discussion on tax reform and the possible impact on associations on Dec. 6 from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at ASAE’s offices in Washington, DC. The panel will discuss the specific provisions in the tax bill the House is expected to release next week, as well as how those proposed changes to… Read more »

New security measures for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights took effect today, with airline personnel conducting short interviews with travelers at check-in or the boarding gate. The directive was announced by the Trump administration in July as an alternative to banning laptops and other electronic devices from the cabin of inbound flights to the U.S…. Read more »

The path to enacting tax reform legislation this year just got much clearer with the House passage of a budget resolution earlier today. With the budget passed, House tax-writers are expected to release a tax bill Nov. 1 and start marking up legislation the week of Nov. 6. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady… Read more »

House Republicans narrowly passed the Senate’s budget plan today, clearing a major hurdle in their quest to overhaul the tax code this year. The budget legislation is a far cry from the plan the House initially passed, which would have required lawmakers to offset the costs of new tax cuts and slash mandatory spending by… Read more »

Tax reform is progressing with new urgency. Last week the Senate passed a budget resolution that will clear the way for reform through reconciliation. Tax reform may impact not only our members, but some of the ways we operate as associations. Staff of the Congressional tax-writing committees have said they are examining potential changes to… Read more »