Negotiations on a bipartisan budget deal and an infrastructure package stalled this week after President Trump said he will not work with congressional Democrats as long as they pursue investigations into him and his administration. “You can’t investigate and legislate simultaneously – it just doesn’t work that way,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “You can’t go down… Read more »

Leaders of the two tax-writing committees of Congress are discussing the possibility of taking up tax extenders after Congress returns from its Memorial Day break. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) has been focused on moving a retirement bill and an IRS overhaul measure but Neal said he talked to Senate Finance… Read more »

The House passed sweeping legislation last Friday to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill, called the Equality Act, passed 236-173 with eight Republicans joining all Democrats in backing the measure. In addition to workplace protections, the bill would prohibit discrimination in… Read more »

The Texas House passed a religious liberty bill this week that will likely be signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The bill was stripped of its most controversial provisions, however, amid protests from ASAE and other business advocates that it would have licensed discrimination against the LGBTQ community. The version of Senate Bill 1978 that… Read more »

ASAE is very concerned that Pennsylvania House Bill (HB) 811 could inappropriately interfere with the right of many private credentialing organizations to adopt and enforce their own ethics codes and procedures. To write to the bill sponsor or the chair of the committee of jurisdiction, please find contact information below. For sample language view ASAE’s letter to… Read more »