Congressional Republicans have spent a good portion of the week hammering out a final budget agreement that would allow them to fast-track a tax reform bill. The House adopted their fiscal 2018 budget resolution earlier today, while at the same time the Senate Budget Committee started marking up its own version. House leaders have tried… Read more »

More than 1,000 association professionals and industry partners were on hand at the National Building Museum Oct. 4 for the 18th 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… Read more »

Update: Efforts are currently underway to try to amend the funding of Washington, DC’s paid leave act before its effects are felt by employers and employees. On October 10 the DC Council will hold a hearing on multiple paid leave bills which provide different funding mechanisms for the paid leave bill that passed in December… Read more »

Two Republican senators this week introduced a bill that would potentially offer thousands of young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers a path to citizenship. The bill, known as the SUCCEED Act, would essentially create a 15-year path to citizenship for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as minors. The bill would also, however, bar… Read more »

The Trump administration updated and expanded its travel ban Sunday night, hours before it was set to expire. The new rules now apply to visitors from eight countries – including two that do not have majority-Muslim populations. Trump’s original travel ban, signed as an executive order at the beginning of his presidency, was criticized in… Read more »

With health care legislation stalled, President Trump on Wednesday told reporters at the White House that he plans to issue an executive order to allow health insurance to be purchased across state lines. Selling insurance across state lines is an idea many Republicans have long supported, and could encourage the formation of interstate association health… Read more »

Republican leaders on Wednesday rolled out a framework for rewriting the tax code that they hope will be a starting point for tax reform legislation this year. The nine-page document, titled “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code,” would cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, collapse the seven individual… Read more »

“Don’t forget about us.” The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, shared this plea for help standing in the midst of a crowded shelter as Hurricane Maria whipped across the island. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented support. Whether due to the impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, or the result of multiple earthquakes that… Read more »

Many associations are joining the effort to help those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Visit the links below to see how:  Houston Association of Realtors offers hurricane relief after Harvey “The Houston Association of Realtors has dedicated a portion of their website to help people find temporary shelter. This database allows agents, sustained homeowners,… Read more »

The September 30 deadline for healthcare legislation to pass the Senate using a simple majority is looming. Legislation from Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) seems to be gaining speed and is expected to face a vote in the Senate next week. Known as Graham-Cassidy, the plan would cut federal funding for healthcare… Read more »