Less than two weeks remain to submit an entry in the 2019 Power of A Awards, the premier recognition opportunity for associations that undertake initiatives to strengthen America and the world. In 2019, ASAE is celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Power of A and 20 years of the Power of A- Summit Awards Dinner,… Read more »

ASAE and other members of the Visit U.S. Coalition applauded legislation introduced last week to promote international travel to the U.S. and bolster job creation and economic activity. The “Jobs Originating through Launching Travel” (JOLT) Act was introduced by Reps. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Tom Rice (R-SC). The bill includes reforms to U.S. visa laws… Read more »

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle used Tax Day this week to make varying cases for or against the GOP tax law enacted in 2017. While multiple polls show a majority of Americans don’t think they got a tax cut at all, President Trump paid visits to several swing states this week to try… Read more »

Legislation was introduced last week in both the House and Senate to ensure small businesses and self-employed individuals continue to have access to association health plans (AHPs) under the Department of Labor’s AHP rule issued last year. Sens. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced a bill to prevent thousands of people from losing… Read more »

ASAE will host a program April 1 from 3-5 p.m. to examine how association government relations professionals plan and execute a successful legislative fly-in to take their organizations’ advocacy messages directly to elected officials. The program, supported by ASAE’s Power of A program and the Government Relations Section Council, is part of ASAE’s Government Relations… Read more »

A year after essentially punting on the issue, the Supreme Court this week considered whether new limits on partisan gerrymandering are warranted. The process of how congressional district maps are drawn and altered has taken on increasing importance in recent years. The Supreme Court has never struck down a voting district as an unconstitutional partisan… Read more »

ASAE joined business and tourism leaders in Austin this week in opposing Senate Bill 17, a pending bill in the Texas Legislature that would weaken LGBTQ rights in the state. The bill, which would allow state-licensed professionals to deny services based on a “sincerely held religious belief,” advanced out of the Senate State Affairs Committee… Read more »

Association professionals from 23 states and the District of Columbia are preparing to visit Capitol Hill tomorrow as part of American Associations Day, ASAE’s annual legislative fly-in. During their meetings, American Associations Day participants will be urging lawmakers to support repeal of an unrelated business income tax on certain employee benefits provided by associations and… Read more »

ASAE is hosting a Facebook Live session March 27 to help guide association professionals through the application process for The Power of A Awards program. The Power of A Awards recognize how associations leverage their resources to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. ASAE is accepting Power of A Award applications… Read more »

The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing March 27 on the Republican tax overhaul of 2017. House Democrats have criticized the GOP tax law as disproportionately benefitting corporations and wealthy Americans at the expense of the middle class. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) has pointed to reports that taxpayers… Read more »